Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), has said many illegal immigrants living in Nigeria will soon be deported as the Service is set to commence issuance of residence permits to foreigners in the country.
Disclosing this at the passing out parade of 396 cadets in the 44th Superintendent Basic Course held at the Immigration Training School in Kano, Babandede said NIS will begin the deportation exercise in the next three months.
“With present security challenges facing this nation, the only options left for the service is the issuance of permits for all foreign nationals living in the country as a measure to curtail insecurity issues.
“Therefore, in the next three months, the service will commence issuance of residence permits to foreign nationals residing in Nigeria and anybody who failed to possess his own before the expiration of the stipulated time for the permit issuance faces deportation,” the CG said.
Source: Linda Ikeji