The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim has announced that about 10,000 foreigners are seeking asylum in Nigeria.
Imaan disclosed this while speaking at a two-day workshop on “Strengthening the capacity of NCFRMI case officers on Nationality screening for asylum seekers” in Keffi on Wednesday, April 26.
She said some of them are declined asylum when they don’t fulfill the specifications of the law
“We have 10,000 asylum seekers. The asylum seekers are undergoing the process of either achieving refugee status and once they are declined, they will have to go back.
“They must be genuinely non-Nigerians who are fleeing from persecution.”
“We have almost 100,000 registered refugees in Nigeria, they are actually 96,800. But you know all these numbers increase daily. So, we don’t have a definite number because of the way and manner in which these registrations happen.”