Federal Government states reason for $100 charges, others imposed on Nigerians in diaspora

he Federal Government has stated why it imposed charges and levies on Nigerians in the diaspora at their various foreign missions.

The government said that the imposition is due to a lack of funds to run operations at the foreign missions.

This was made known when the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and the Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammed Babandede, both appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Tuesday where they explained how they were addressing issues affecting Nigerians in other countries.

Onyema, at the 2-day investigative hearing organized by the committee, noted that the charges had been in existence and were only suspended.