OrderPaperToday- Nigeria’s House of Representatives has mandated its committee on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs to wade into the case of 29, 000 Nigerians billed for deportation from the United Kingdom (UK).

The resolve by the House followed a motion on matters of urgent public importance entitled “need to address the issues and challenges surrounding 29, 000 Nigerians tagged for deportation from the UK” sponsored by Hon. Rita Orji during Thursday plenary session.

Hon. Orji while debating the motion argued that the deportation faced by these Nigerians was a result of a migration crisis created by troubled regions of the world adding that most of them have spent a minimum of 30 years abroad and have lost touch with Nigeria.

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She said: “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 right to stay in the UK or not and why these huge number of Nigerians needed to face deportation all at once.”

Reported by Alex Okoro | Oct. 29, 2016



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