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Illegal Foreigners To Be Deported Soon —Immigration

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The Nigeria immigration service [NIS] has announced plans to commence deportation of foreigners residing in Nigeria illegally.

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede disclosed this in a statement over the weekend.

He said this during the graduation of 396 immigration officers who undertook the 44th superintendent basic course at Kano immigration training school.

According to CG Babandede, presently there are plans to start issuing Residence Permits to foreigners with valid legal status while deportation policy will commences in 3 months.

The Comptroller General also said that any of these foreigners who failed to possess his residence permit before the expiration of the stipulated time would be deported.

The policy follows the rising level of insecurity in the country, especially across the northern states of the country.

He said that the agency is geared to protect the sovereignty of the country and to make the country safe for businesses to thrive nationwide.

According to him, the agency had trained 611 officers in this regard while another 1000 are being prepared to enable it to protect the nation’s borders.


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