FG disclose reason why there are a lot of illegal immigrants in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has said it is because our borders are porous, that’s why we have a lot of undocumented immigrants coming into the country.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior stated the concern during a meeting with a European Union delegation led by Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen.

Aregbesola said Nigeria is seeking to have a strong collaboration with key stakeholders to checkmate the problem.to check the problem.

“Illegal migration is a thing of concern as it not only depletes a region of viable and reliable labour, talent, and human resource but also makes room for unplanned human presence”, he added.

The Minister appreciated the EU and others for always supporting the Migrants Information Data Analysis System (MIDAS).

He stated that the system has helped increase the documentation of immigrants that are entering the country.

Aregbesola also thanked the EU for lending assistance to Nigeria to curtail the further spread of Coronavirus

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