The Federal government in a attempt to receive aid from the European Union has agreed to sign and agreement to deport Nigerian economic migrants back to the country.
This is in line with the recent pact made by the Turkish government which is cutting down migration schemes from the Middle East.
A “readmission agreement” would entail Nigeria migrants being deported in exchange for the economic aid the country would receive from the Union.
This would be the first major pact made with Sub-Saharan African Nation as the only standing one is with Cape Verde Island.
An EU diplomat said that the EU and Nigeria has agreed to
“take the necessary steps to launch negotiations for a deal after meetings in Brussels last month, and diplomats there have since been working to secure a mandate from member states to start the negotiations”