We’re worried that expatriates are taking our jobs — FG
The Nigerian government is worried that expatriates are taking over jobs in the country. According to the Nigerian government, this is responsible for the soaring number of unemployed youths in the country.
Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while declaring open a stakeholders’ meeting on expatriate quota administration in Abuja on Wednesday, said uncontrolled activities of foreigners in the country were starving Nigerian youths of employment opportunities.
“Some of the abuses we have discovered are egregious. We have seen cases of expatriates fraudulently coming in to work as bricklayers, painters and even high-end consorts.
Some also circumvent the rules by dubiously acquiring Nigerian citizenship through scam marriages. The funny but tragic case of some Asians hawking vegetables went viral. These are clear economic sabotage acts that should be detected, stopped and sanctioned,” he said.