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

Nov 24, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • 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, emphasizing 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.
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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.

Dabiri-Erewa gave this advise on Thursday, November 23, when she visited some stranded Nigerians who violated Canada’s immigration laws.

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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 situiation as an unpleasant one.

The NIDCOM Boss sympathised with their condition and urged others planning to travel without proper documentation, arrive the country to seek asylum, to desist, as the situation is getting tougher in many countries, adding that “ it is just not worth it, more often than not”.

“Nigeria naira not as usual, setting up japa plans”: Nigerian banker laments

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mr. Alade*, a 28-year-old marketing staff at a popular Nigerian bank, wakes up every morning with a sense of dread.

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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“The inflation has really hit my power to purchase basic things and I have had to either resort to lower quality materials or buy miniature quantity of same products to keep up.”

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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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