By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Authorities in Nigeria have warned citizens against embarking on illegal migration to Canada and other countries of the world without proper documentation to avoid “unpleasant consequences”.
At a visit to some Nigerians in one of the shelters in Brampton, Canada, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa expressed sympathy with the conditions of Nigerians there.
A statement by the Director of Media, Public Relations and Protocols of NIDCOM on Thursday quoted the Chairman to have appealed to Nigerians nursing the intention of travelling without proper documentation to have a rethink as the situation is getting tougher in many countries, adding that “ it is just not worth it, more often than not”.
The statement noted that one Pastor Vivian Eruka, who runs the Bethel food bank and works with those in Shelters announced that the Mayor of Brampton has promised to make 800 more beds available and shelter.
It further says that one Mr. Wale Rabiu, owner of Matlock bakery donated hundreds loaves of Agege bread to the shelter inmates.
Similarly, one Mr. Bayo Adedosu, a Nigerian living in Canada, and an immigration consultant also gave some words of counseling, urging them not to 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”, the statement added.