The House of Representatives is set to intervene in the planned deportation of 29,000 Nigerians from the United Kingdom (UK).
House Committees on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs have been mandated to look into the matter.
Rita Orji (PDP, Lagos), who raised the issue as a matter of urgent public importance, said it was expedient for the House to address the deportation which, she described as not justifiable. She explained that the deportation was a result of migration crisis created by troubled regions around the world.
She lamented that most of the Nigerians marked for deportation have spent a minimum of 30 years.
“Deporting these Nigerians without appropriately ascertaining their identity, economic situation, health and family status will constitute a problem to themselves, Nigeria and Nigerians.
The motion was unanimously adopted after it was put to a voice vote by the presiding officer, Deputy Speaker Yussuf Lasun.