During a visit to Abike Dabiri Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari, Ralf Sanftenberg, Germany’s Global Head of Programme Migration and development declared that his country intends to deport 12000 Nigerians in 2018.
Sanftenberg who led a delegation from Geman Ministry of Econonic Cooperation and Development said
“We have over 37,000 Nigerians in Germany and more than 12,000 of them are asylum seekers. There is a little chance for their applications to be moved and they may be forced to come back to Nigeria next year.”
Out of all the asylum seekers he stated that 99 percent of them will be denied asylum status as Nigeria is not listed amongst war countries. However those willing to return to Nigeria voluntarily will not be deported.