“No Identification Card”: Germany Explains Why 14,000 Nigerians May be Deported

“No Identification Card”: Germany Explains Why 14,000 Nigerians May be Deported

  • German Chancellor said 14,000 Nigerians living in Germany could be deported
  • He further disclosed some of the affected Nigerians do not have any means of identification
  • President Bola Tinubu, however, said those who are well behave will be received in the country

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About 14,000 Nigerians living in Germany risk deportation, Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor, has said.

He revealed this during a meeting with President Bola Tinubu in Abuja on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the chancellor was on a visit to Nigeria.

German Explains Why 14,000 Nigerians May be Deported
Germany said it is prepared to collaborate to enhance migration. Photo credit: FG, NurPhoto
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The German chancellor noted that about 12,500 Nigerians were in a condition of tolerance in Germany.

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He explained that this was due to the Nigerian government’s reluctance to admit people without the necessary identity documents.

According to Punch, Scholz said the current spike in Nigerians filing initial asylum claims in 2023 sparked worries.

He stated that nearly 14,000 Nigerians might be deported, adding that a great majority of them do not have "the necessary identification cards."

He, however, added that the country was prepared to collaborate to enhance migration.

He added that Nigerians who have been well-behaved would be sent back.

Tinubu referred to the possibility of working together to find a solution to deportations.

He said his administration opens the door to those who want to return, especially those who are well-behaved.

“Nigeria is prepared to welcome them back as long as they have behaved well, but only if they stand to gain something from it. Rather, we ought to cease providing the 640 million euros in development funding.

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“If someone is a compatriot and has ‘behaved well,’ we are willing to accept them back. We’re prepared to collaborate to enhance migration,” he declared.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Germany is looking to attract skilled workers from all over the world, including Nigerians, to fill millions of job openings.

"Apply now": UK govt announces free visa, N10m offer to Nigerian graduates ready to relocate

Legit.ng also reported that the UK government announced a £10,000 (about N10m) international relocation payment (IRP) to non-UK trainees and teachers to come work in England.

Nigerian graduates who can teach languages and physics courses are qualified to apply before October 31, 2023.

The payment is designed to help cover the costs of moving to England, such as visa fees, immigration health surcharge, and other relocation expenses.

Source: Legit.ng

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