Friday, 29 April 2016

EU To Deport Nigerians In Exchange For Aid

The EU and Nigeria will discuss a deal to send migrants back to Africa’s most populous country in order to curb migration flows into the union.

TheCable reports that the readmission agreement was recently employed between the EU and Turkey, which has dramatically curbed migration flows from the Middle East.
The “readmission agreement would probably involve migrants from Nigeria being deported in exchange for EU economic aid for Abuja”.
In the past 16 months, over 25,000 Nigerians have migrated into Italy, one of the 28 countries in the EU, with some more in other European countries.
Figures from the Italian interior ministry show the number of Nigerians arriving has increased 37 per cent this year compared with the same period in 2015.
It would be the bloc’s first major return deal with a sub-Saharan African nation — its only existing one is with tiny island nation Cape Verde.
The EU and Nigeria agreed to “take the necessary steps to launch negotiations” for a deal after meetings in Brussels in March.