It has been recently disclosed by the Nigerian Federal Government that there will be a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants after the grace of six months expires by January 12, 2020.
According to top officials of the supervising agency for the documentation of foreigners on Saturday, November 23, there will be no extension once the grace period elapses and anyone caught habouring them or keeping them in employment will be jailed for seven years or made to pay N1million fine.
The officials noted that all undocumented foreigners above 18 years without evidence of proper documentation would be arrested after the grace period and promptly deported at the expiration of the grace period.
According to the officials, Nigerians who acts as agents and help in facilitating the illegal movement of young boys and girls from neighbouring countries into Nigeria for the purpose of inking them to work as domestic helps in homes across the country now stand a risk of a 10-year jai term or a fine of a million naira.
Sunday James, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), also explained that migrants not captured on the migrant e-registration database by January 12, 2020 would be arrested and prosecuted.