14 Britons, four Americans, 268 others get Nigerian citizenship

Written by on September 16, 2022

A total of 286 foreign nationals, including four Americans, 14 Britons and 86 Lebanese, yesterday took the Oath of Allegiance adopting Nigerian citizenship.

The ceremony was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola told State House correspondents that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had, on February 9, 2022, approved a list of the 286 foreigners seeking Nigerian citizenship.

President Buhari explained that out of the 286 foreign nationals presented with certificates of Nigerian citizenship, 208 got certificates for naturalisation, while 78 got certificates by registration.

He urged the new citizens to make positive and useful contributions to the advancement, progress and well-being of the different communities they reside.

President Buhari recounted that the Federal Government, in 2020, adopted the National Action Plan to eradicate statelessness.

The conferment ceremony was the first to take place since 2018.


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