Following a publication accusing NIDCOM of being involved in the deportation of some of its members by MASSOB, the Nigerians in Doaspora commision has refuted the claim saying it has no power to deport.
A statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM’s Head of publicty says the story is mischievious and fabricated.
The statement reads in part,” the attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and her Chairman/CEO, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has been drawn to a malicious, mischievous and fabricated story where the leader of the proscribed Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, falsely alleged that NIDCOM is the medium being used by the Federal government to forcefully deport and persecute some people described as “ Biafrans.”
“In a statement entitled “Security agents killing our members secretly “, the group alleged that NIDCOM is being used to crack down its pro-Biafra groups leaders in the diaspora”.
“These and other fabricated stories by this group is mischievous and is nothing but another deadly and attention seeking tales by moonlight”.
Balogun urged the writer of the story to make an official report to enable NIDCOM investigate the matter.
“If however the writer of the story has any information on any Nigerian being unjustly treated and makes an official report ,NIDCOM will look into it “.
Balogun said different countries have different laws regarding deportation.
“It must be pointed out that most countries are clamping down on irregular immigrants and NIDCOM has consistently been appealing to Nigerians to obey laws of the countries they reside and be good Ambassadors of Nigeria”.
“So, the allegation that “the Federal Government is secretly working with some agents of foreign countries to arrestand deport some “ Biafrans “ is a figment of the writer’s imagination”
He reiterated NIDCOM’s commitment to the welfare of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religious inclination. He however warned that any Nigerian that runs foul of the laws of his country of residence will have to face the music.