Abike Dabiri: Many Nigerians ‘Stranded’ In UAE Are Ex-Convicts
Besides, she revealed that the ex- convicts had just served out their various jail sentences.
“Apparently responding to a post that ‘300 Nigerians abandoned in Dubai as NIDCOM, NAPTIP, Foreign Affairs relax evacuation effort’ on some social media blogs on Wednesday, the NIDCOM boss said despite several warnings by the Federal Government through its relevant agencies on consequences of illegal migration to the UAE and other countries, it was regrettable that some Nigerians still found themselves as victims of this irregular act
“In line with its citizens’ diplomacy, the Federal Government had approved the evacuation of over 300 Nigerians stranded in the UAE. Regrettably, many of those affected have not been totally cooperative as they refused to follow the laid down procedures.
“Investigations also revealed that over 100 Nigerians, who had served various jail sentences (ranging from drugs to credit card frauds, robberies etc.) suddenly landed at the holding centres, demanding of the Nigerian Consulate in Dubai to ‘immediately bring them back’. Their voices have been the loudest.
“Dabiri-Erewa said rather than complying with the directives of the Nigerian Consulate in Dubai, some Nigerians were busy pursuing a media blackmail of the Federal Government as well as the UAE government.” Continue reading