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Nigeria: Nigeria to commence deportation of undocumented foreigners on January 13, 2020

23.11.2019

The federal government discloses that it will begin mass deportation of undocumented immigrants when the six-month grace for the appropriate documentation expires on January 12, 2020.

The supervising agency for the documentation of foreigners says there won’t be any extension once the grace period for the documentation expires.

Officials of the agency note that Nigerians harbouring undocumented foreigners or having them in their employment will be jailed seven years or made to pay a fine of N1m.

The federal government has disclosed that it will commence mass deportation of undocumented foreigners all over the country on January 13, 2020.

The supervising agency for the documentation of foreigners stated that the mass deportation exercise will begin immediately the six-month grace for the appropriate documentation given by the central government expires on January 12, 2020.

The agency warned that Nigerians harbouring undocumented foreigners or having them in their employment would be jailed seven years or made to pay a fine of N1m.

It said that Nigerians popularly known as agents, who usually facilitate the illegal movement of young girls and boys from neighbouring countries into Nigeria for the purpose of linking them up with those in need of domestic servants in homes across the country now stand the risk of a 10-year jail term or a fine of N1 million.

The spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Sunday James also explained that migrants not captured on the migrant e-registration database by January 12, 2020 would be arrested and prosecuted.

Source: CRN

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