Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has advised Nigerians migrating, to leave through legal channels with proper documentation to avoid facing undesirable consequences.
This counsel comes in response to the increasing number of Nigerians migrating, commonly referred to as “japa.”
During her visit to a shelter in Brampton, Canada, where she interacted with some Nigerians, Dabiri-Erewa expressed empathy for their situation.
She advised those without proper documentation seeking asylum, emphasizing that the conditions are becoming more challenging in various countries.
She said, “It is just not worth it, more often than not,” urging individuals to adhere to legal processes for migration.
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CANADA: AVOID IRREGULAR MIGRATION, IT IS NOT WORTH IT- DABIRI-EREWA*
ABUJA: NOV. 23, 2023.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has urged Nigerians travelling abroad to go legitimately, and with proper documentation to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Dabiri-Erewa stated this when she visited some Nigerians in one of the shelters in Brampton, Canada.
The NIDCOM Boss sympathised with their condition and urged others planning to travel without proper documentation, arrive the country to seek asylum, to desist, as the situation is getting tougher in many countries, adding that “ it is just not worth it, more often than not”.
Pastor Vivian Eruka , who runs the Bethel food bank and works with those in Shelters , informed that the Mayor of Brampton promised to make 800 more beds available and shelter.
Mr Wale Rabiu , owner of Matlock bakery donated hundreds loaves of Agege bread to the shelter inmates, while Mr Bayo Adedosu, a Nigerian living in Canada, and an immigration consultant also gave some words of counseling, adding that they should not talk ill about their home country, Nigeria, to avoid future repercussions.
Adedosu equally urged them to be patient and law abiding.
Migration is a human right issue but must be done legitimately and not irregularly.
Director:Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit,