The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has urged Nigerians travelling abroad to go legitimately, and with proper documentation to avoid unpleasant consequences.
Dabiri-Erewa stated this when she visited some Nigerians in one of the shelters in Brampton, Canada.
The NIDCOM boss sympathized with their condition and urged others planning to travel without proper documentation and arrive the country to seek asylum, to desist, as the situation is getting tougher in many countries, adding that “it is just not worth it, more often than not.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Vivian Eruka who runs a non-profit oragnisation, Bethel Food Bank, and also works with those in Shelters, informed Dabiri-Erewa that the Mayor of Brampton promised to make 800 more beds available and shelter.
In the same vein, a Nigerian, Mr Wale Rabiu, owner of Matlock bakery donated hundreds loaves of Agege bread to the shelter inmates, while Mr Bayo Adedosu, another Nigerian living in Canada, and an immigration consultant also gave some words of counseling, adding that they should not talk ill about their home country, Nigeria, to avoid future repercussions.
Adedosu equally urged them to be patient and law abiding. Migration is a human right issue but must be done legitimately and not irregularly.