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02 December 2019

Jan 12 date for illegal aliens’ deportation stands — FG

The Federal Government has said that any undocumented foreigner that fails to take part in the e-registration of the Nigeria Immigration Service will be deported after the January twelve 2020 deadline.

According to the NIS spokesman, Sunday James, any Nigerian who engaged undocumented migrants as security guards, nannies or housemaids, could be sentenced to seven years in jail and fined one million Naira by the court, as from January 2020.

James urged Nigerian employers of irregular migrants to encourage them to register with the NIS, in order to avoid the stiff sanctions awaiting defaulters.

He added that the concerned foreigners, including ECOWAS nationals, had till January twelve to register on the NIS portal.

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