Nigeria: Govt Grants Oshiomhole’s Wife, 334 Foreigners Nigerian Citizenship

Published: 17/May/2017
Source: The Guardian (Nigeria)

Abuja — The Federal Government has granted 335 foreign nationals citizenship after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.‎

‎The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd),‎ who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners yesterday in Abuja, charged them to be good ambassadors of the country.

Iara Oshiomhole, wife of former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole,‎ who is from Cape Verde, is one of the recipients. Dambazau said that the 335 applications were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in January, out of the over 500 foreigners who applied.

He explained that 245 of them were granted citizenship by‎ naturalisation while 90 foreign women who are married to Nigerians were by registration.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2017