Muhammadu Modibbo, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has urged the federal government to ban unemployed Nigerians from traveling to the Kingdom in search of jobs, to save Nigeria’s image.
Modibbo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
”I have sent a letter through the Foreign Affairs Ministry for government to ban such people from coming here (Saudi) because they are suffering.
“I am also appealing to Nigerians to try as much as possible to get something doing in Nigeria instead of coming here because it is not easy.
“Thousands of people from various countries have left here,” the envoy said.
He said that the embassy was also concerned about the increasing cases of women working as maids that are being abused, and some unscrupulous Nigerians involved in drug trafficking.
According to him, the embassy has been intervening in cases of drug pushing by some Nigerians, adding “there are many Nigerians on death row for the offence”.
”There are many cases before I assumed office eight months ago; I always intervene but there is not much I can do even though we have some little successes.”
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