August 17, 2018

Nigeria, EU to start talks on returning migrants

Nigeria, EU to start talks on returning migrants

The European Union (EU) and Nigeria are set to reach a deal on how to send migrants back to Africa’s most populous country in order to curb migration flows into the union.
The readmission agreement was recently employed between the EU and Turkey, which has dramatically curbed migration flows from the Middle East.

An online news medium, TheCable with quoted Financial Times, said the “readmission agreement would probably involve migrants from Nigeria being deported in exchange for EU economic aid for Abuja.

In the past 16 months, over 25,000 Nigerians have migrated in Italy, one of the 28 countries in the EU, with some more in other European countries.

Figures from the Italian interior ministry show the number of Nigerians arriving that country has increased by 37 per cent this year compared with the same period in 2015. Read more

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