385 Foreigners Granted Nigerian Citizenship

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the granting of Nigerian citizenship to 385 foreign nationals residing in the country.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said 317 of the applicants were granted citizenship by naturalization; and 68, by registration.

He said all the applicants met the requirements for such an honour.

“Federal Executive Council at its meeting Wednesday 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.

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