The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa says profiling of some Nigerians stranded in Dubai is ongoing by the Nigerian Consulate in Dubai at a holding centre in the country.
A statement by Gabriel Odu of the Public Affairs and Protocol Unit, NIDCOM says the Chairman of the Commission stated this while giving an update on videos on some Nigerians begging to return home from the UAE .
She said once the profilling process is done, the consulate and Embassy will brief the Minister of Foreign Affairs and necessary actions will be taken on the next steps.
According to her, some of them have passports, some of don’t have passports, while some children in the centres have no names, some actually don’t have any form of identification.
The NIDCOM Chairman said some of them don’t even remember the names with which they used to enter the country originally, and may also have alledgedly committed crimes and may be trying to escape hence the necessity of the proflling.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa used the opportunity to call on Nigerians to be law abiding citizens wherever they find themselves and avoid irregular migration, if they must travel they should use the right channels.