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Nigeria has over 30,000 illegal immigrants in Germany — Group 

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No fewer than 30, 000 Nigerian illegal immigrants in Germany, would be deported soon, according to a non-governmental organisation, RARDUJAR International. 

Founder/President of the NGO, Eddy Duruji, yesterday, disclosed this during a sensitisation campaign on dangers of illegal migration and unplanned journey overseas held in Owerri, the state capital.

“There are ongoing discussions between Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry and Germany on how to repatriate these illegal immigrants to Nigeria,” he said.He urged the government and concerned agencies to put in more efforts to educatie Nigerians, especially youths, against erroneous perception that life ends in Europe. 

Duru maintained there were enormous opportunities Nigerians could explore to succeed, instead of focusing on travelling abroad. He said: “ Over 60 percent of Nigerians, especially youths, believe that life ends in Europe or you can only be successful when you travel to Europe or United States. That is not true. Germany is planning to deport as many as over 30,000 Nigerians. The discussion is ongoing with top ministries to that effect. These are illegal immigrants. Still, many are trying to leave Nigeria for Europe or elsewhere unplanned. 

Also, there are drastic measures across European countries on illegal migration. We are here to educate Nigerians on dangers of embarking on illegal journey abroad.”

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