Emerging reports claimed that Thailand tourist police have disclosed their plan to visit 1,400 Nigerians living in the country next week, to make sure that they are not involved in any criminal activities.
The deputy tourist police chief Pol major general Surachet Hakpal made this known on Friday, August 10, reports Thai’s The Nation.
Hakpal said the measure is necessary for preventing criminals from coming to use Thailand as a base for illegal activities.
The tourist police also encouraged their citizens to reports foreigners they suspect of being engaged in criminal activities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh said Thailand accused President Buhari’s government of being responsible for the collapse of its seven rice mills as rice importation from the Nigeria fell drastically.
The minister made this known at a meeting of the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) and leadership of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers of Nigeria (FEPSAN) held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, February 2.
The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ogbeh said Thailand’s Ambassador to Nigeria made the “accusation’’ when he visited him in February.
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According to the minister, the ambassador lamented that the collapse of the rice mills has increased the unemployment rate in his country from 1.2 per cent to 4 per cent.
He said: “Just like two weeks ago, the Ambassador of Thailand came to my office and said to me that we have really dealt with them.
“But I asked what did we do wrong and he said unemployment in Thailand was one of the lowest in the world, 1.2 per cent, it has gone up to four per cent because seven giant rice mills have shut down because Nigeria’s import has fallen by 95 per cent on rice alone.“