President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background)

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background)

LAGOS, Dec. 31 (Xinhua)

The last batch of Nigerians being repatriated from Saudi Arabia has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the West African country’s capital, a top
official said on Tuesday.

The remaining 131 deportees out of 518 were transported home, an official of the Immigration Service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdulazeez Dan-Kano, told reporters. He said 51 of the deportees are from
Kano State, 17 from Borno, 16 from
Katsina State and 11 from Yobe. He said nine of the deportees were from
Jigawa, six from Plateau, while Kaduna and Bauchi states had five and four deportees respectively.

The director said Edo had three
deportees, while Nasarawa had two, with one deportee each from Kebbi, Ogun, Niger and Adamawa states.Dan-Kano said all the 518 deportees
arrived in the country in six batches
between Dec. 25 and Dec. 31.

He appealed to Nigerians still hiding in slums in Saudi Arabia to embrace the benevolence of the federal government and return home. Dan-Kano said the Nigerian Embassy in
Saudi Arabia had since begun
sensitization campaign on the need for proper documentation of Nigerians who were legal residents in the country.

He said most of the deportees were
Nigerians who traveled to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage, but stayed there at the end of the exercise in search of greener pastures. The official said the affected Nigerians
had requested the government’s
assistance to facilitate their return.

Dan-Kano said the Saudi government had also started the deportation of more than 951 Nigerians in its custody. The affected Nigerians were arrested by the Saudi authorities at the expiration of the November deadline for all illegal immigrants to leave the country.


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  1. if you wanna know how Nigerians suffer abroad, go to Asia countries, then you understand we don’t have value abroad, bad image all over, even countries that are not up to a state in Nigeria will treat Nigerians like scum, and nothing will happen, if we change our way of life, and respect ourselves may be others will respect us, Nigerian are law breakers at home, and they do the same abroad, they do not have respect for any laws, and they always pay dearly for it.

    • igbi says:

      Nigerians are like any nationality out there. There are law abiding Nigerians and there are a few unlawful Nigerians, I am a Nigerian and I have never gone beyond the law. So stop this attempt to paint all Nigerians as criminals.

      And your solution being that 100% of Nigerians should be law abiding for people to stop discriminating against us abroad is laughable, there is no nationality on earth whose people are 100% law abiding. It is true we have an image problem but that is not our doing, rather you should ask international media to stop the Nigeria bashing.

      Oprah Winfrey is one of those who intensified the anti-Nigeria propaganda when she was infuriated that Dangote, a Nigerian was richer than her and said it on tv. The Jews suffered this kind of image before the Second World War, and it wasn’t their fault either.

  2. G8T Nigeria says:

    my brother robot…………. take it easy, Nigeria and Nigerians are like other nation too if NOT BETTER, after all, we are NOT the ones caught spying heavily on friendly nations recently. Look, I share similar opinion like you do in the past but over time I have learnt that the super powers have always undermined the image of Nigeria and consistently painted Nigeria black al the time. The Mexicans who continue to smuggle hard drugs into USA, built mini submarine to convey cocaine and currently consumed in war with drug lords have not attracted international condemnation like Nigeria. You are hated for having the capacity to oppose any white man, anytime, any day. Listen to BBC or Aljazerra for God sake and ask yourself if one good thing happens in Nigeria. Do you think all foreign nationals especially from European countries have all correct documents? See what they did in ALSCON, securing a contract to refits systems rather they where stealing equipment and sending them abroad. My brother, stand tall no matter what they say, defend Nigeria at all cost even though we know our problems. We have fallen for this media war, hating everything Nigeria. When people here of a Nigerian made satellite, car, APC, all you here is condemnation. A Nigeria that is stable, self sufficient and economically strong is not acceptable to many, therefore we either break up or forced to hate ourselves. It is called international subversive weapon against potential threats. I expect a lot of this reaction to take place after GEJ had publicly visited Israel. One area we need to look at is the kind of movies we produced, they have helped to fuel this hatred.

  3. ifiok umoeka says:

    So tell ur own story. Aljazeera have succeeded in re branding the arab man (even the fundamentalist jihadist) so we do the same. We will always be hated on so what! As for me and my house, NINJA 4 LIFE! If u no like am, take MI’s advice, go hug…

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