Illegal foreigners: Jan. 12 date for deportation stands – FG

The Federal Government has maintained that any foreigner that failed to take part in the e-registration of the Nigeria Immigration Service will be deported after the January 12, 2020 deadline.
The Service’s spokesman, Sunday James, who made this known, said 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.
The Service added that foreigners who failed to participate in the on-going e-registration would be deported and barred from returning to Nigeria.
James cautioned Nigerian employers of irregular migrants to encourage them to register with the NIS in order to avoid the sanctions awaiting defaulters. He noted that the concerned foreigners, including ECOWAS nationals, had till January 12th to register on the Service’s portal.
The spokesman said over 30 thousand migrants had registered in the Federal Capital Territory since the programme started in July. 

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