The Nigerian government has granted citizenship to 385 foreign nationals residing in the country.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this on Wednesday to State House Correspondents, at the end of this week’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
He said the council approved 317 of the applicants were granted citizenship by naturalization while 68 were granted by registration, adding that all the applicants met the requirements for such an honour.
“Federal Executive Council at its meeting today approved the granting of Nigeria’s citizenship by naturalization to 317 applicants and Nigeria’s citizenship by registration to 68 applicants.
“Those granted citizenship have met all the constitutional and administrative requirements for the grant of Nigerian citizenship,” Aregbesola explained.