The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said that a lot of “fake marriages’’ are taking place between Nigerians and foreigners in the country.
Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the agency, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja, saying that male foreigners were mostly involved in the act.
He spoke at an operational review meeting with Zonal Coordinators and State Comptrollers of the agency at its national headquarters. Babandede said their aim was to cheat the conditions for the issuance of residence and work permits to foreigners by the agency.
“We have observed that foreigners, especially men, are trying to beat the system of issuance of residence permits.
“A lot of fake or `arrangee’ marriages are going on, and that would give them permission to stay in this country without much liabilities. Read more