Buhari meets AU Chairperson, cautions against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Friday that Buhari made his position known at a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat at
the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


Buhari, who spoke on recent repatriation of some Nigerians from Libya, said not every black man was a Nigerian, and was, therefore, important to authenticate the origin of the people in distress before they were evacuated.

He said “we are trying to bring as many as possible from Libya. But not every black man is a Nigerian.

“Others claim to be Nigerian, when they are not, and because they have destroyed their travel…

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