The Federal Government has advised undocumented Nigerians in Equatorial Guinea to return to the country.
This advice was contained in a statement signed by the Commission on Nigerians in the Diaspora, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Friday.
According to the Commission, his attention was drawn to a report from the Government of Equatorial Guinea on October 17, 2022, which advised undocumented foreigners in their country to leave voluntarily or face government sanction.
The Government of Equatorial Guinea indicated that the measure will help create stability in the country.
The statement read: “The attention of the Nigerian Diaspora Management Commission has been drawn to a letter from the Office of the Secretary to the Federation Government on the above mentioned issue.
“A report from the Government of Equatorial Guinea was issued on October 17, 2022, advising undocumented foreigners in their country to leave voluntarily or face government sanction.
“According to the report, this is aimed at curbing sabotage elements and creating stability in the country of Equatorial Guinea.
“The letter also said that obtaining a residence permit for one or two years by foreigners costs between $410 and $620.
“As a Commission committed to the well-being of its citizens, we recommend that Nigerians in Equatorial Guinea renew their permit if possible, or apply to return to Nigeria, if undocumented, to avoid sanctions from the Government of Equatorial Guinea.”
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