“Don’t Migrate to Canada Illegally”: FG Warns Nigerians Over Japa Without Proper Documentation

“Don’t Migrate to Canada Illegally”: FG Warns Nigerians Over Japa Without Proper Documentation

  • NiDCOM chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has sent a strong message to Nigerians traveling abroad illegitimately
  • Dabiri-Erewa maintained that Nigerians travelling abroad without proper documentation would face tough times
  • The NiDCOM boss sympathises with stranded Nigerians in Canadian shelters and emphasised the importance of proper documentation for such moves

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government has sent an important message to Nigerians, especially youths seeking greener pastures in foreign land.

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Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa visited stranded Nigerians in Canada. Photo credit: @DeeOneAyekooto
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Nigerians youths gets important message regarding 'japa'

The chairman/CEO, of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, warned Nigerians against traveling abroad without proper documentation.

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Dabiri-Erewa spoke on Thursday, November 23, when she visited some stranded Nigerians who violated Canada's immigration laws.

The Nigerians who are mostly youths are living in a shelter for asylum seekers in Brampton, Canada.

In a video shared on NiDCOM's X page (formerly Twitter), Dabiri-Erewa, described the situation as unpleasant.

The NIDCOM boss sympathised with their condition and urged others planning to travel without proper documentation to seek asylum to desist.

She said the situation was getting tougher in many countries, adding that “it is just not worth it, more often than not”.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mr. Alade*, a 28-year-old marketing staff at a popular Nigerian bank, lamented the situation of things in the country.

He said he lives alone in a rented apartment in Ondo state, Nigeria's southwestern region. He earns N250,000 a month, which used to be enough to cover his basic needs but not anymore, he told Legit.ng.

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Meanwhile, a report by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), Annual Membership Survey, has revealed that foreign students have turned to Canadian and Australian universities.

The report said these two countries are presently migrant-friendly destinations.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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