- The Nigerian government has expressed worry over its citizens seeking greener pastures in a foreign land
- To ensure the safety of its people, Buhari's government issued a travel advisory to Nigerians travelling to the United States, Europe and other countries
- The federal government urged Nigerians travelling to keep their personal items, documents such as passports and even money safe from robbers in highbrow cities in the countries
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The Nigerian government on Monday, November 28, issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to the United States and Europe.
The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a news conference in Abuja, said that the advisory was prompted by an attack on Nigerians in London and the stealing of their belongings, including passports, Vanguard reported.
FG issues travel advisory
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“It has come to the attention of the government that Nigerian travelers to the United States and some countries in Europe are having their belongings, especially, money and international passports, stolen at an increasingly high rate.
“The most recent victims of this are travelers to the UK, most of whom were dispossessed of their belongings at high brow shops, particularly in the high street of Oxford.
“We have therefore decided to advise Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precaution to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.
“This is not your typical travel advisory. Issuing such is the prerogative of our embassies/high commissions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is merely a piece of advice to Nigerians who may be visiting the affected parts of the world.”
Japa syndrome: Presidential aide says Nigerians leaving the country ‘not a problem’
Femi Adesina, the presidential spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari says there is nothing wrong with Nigerians wanting to leave the country for the United Kingdom, the United States, and other parts of the western world.
He stated this on Sunday, November 27 during an interview on the popular Channel's Television program "Sunday Politics."
When he was told by the host that over 70, 000 Nigerians left for the United Kingdom in the last seven months, Mr. Adesina said it was not a problem and that the administration of his principal was not the reason.
Canada seeks to receive 1.45 million migrants in 3 years, Nigerians wanted
Legit.ng reported that the Canadian Government has announced that it plans to receive 1.45 million migrants, including Nigerians, into the country by 2025.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for that country, Sean Fraser, stated on Tuesday that the plan would help Canada get the required workforce in areas of healthcare, manufacturing, and technology, consolidating on the 405,000 immigrants it welcomed in the past year, the highest in its history.
According to Fraser, the strategy is Canada’s 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan.