“I think about 29,000 Nigerians have been designated to be deported.”
Acting Nigerian High Commissioner in London, Olukunle Bamgbose revealed this when he spoke with State House Correspondents covering Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to London, Premium Times reports.
Before the Nigerians are sent back home, Bamgbose insists that due process and certain conditions must be met.
He gave four conditions that should be met by the UK immigration office before the commission could accept the migration and deportation agenda.
- First, we must ensure that they are really Nigerians
- They are medically fit to travel
- All the legal processes must have been completed
- That they have role to play in Nigeria
He added, “You do not expect someone who has not been to Nigeria for 30 years to 40 years, and does not have any family and you want to deport him. He will constitute social problems to us in Nigeria; so these are the sore points at this moment that we have.’’
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