Reps Angry Over 29, 000 Nigerian Deportees By UK

The House of Representatives on Thursday expressed displeasure over the case of 29, 000 Nigerians tagged for deportation by the United Kingdom and has therefore mandated its committee on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to wade into the issue.

The House also mandated its committee on Banking and Currency to investigate the legality and propriety of contractual transactions and other related matters carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the last five years.

The resolution of the House regarding the 29, 000 Nigerians tagged for deportation by the UK followed a motion of matter of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Rita Orji.

She said in her motion that the deportation faced by these Nigerians was a result of a migration crisis created by troubled regions of the globe, adding that most of the Nigerians set for deportation have spent a minimum of 30 years in Britain and have lost touch with Nigeria.

“Deporting these Nigerians without appropriately ascertaining their identity, economic situation, health and family status will constitute a problem to themselves, Nigeria and Nigerians.

“The UK government did not disclose whether those facing deportation have legal rights to stay in the UK or not and why these huge number of Nigerians needed to face deportation all at once, “the lawmaker said.

Credit: DailyTimes

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