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Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Le124(m): 9:16am On Sep 10
Nigerians Say They're Being Forced To Leave UAE Today As Authorities Refuse To Renew Their Work Permits In Alleged Xenophobic Move

Contrary to a claim by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy in Abuja that the suspension of issuance of travel documents to Nigeria was due to COVID-19, Nigerians living in the Emirates say all those whose work permit were not renewed have been asked to leave the oil-rich Middle East country on Thursday.

The affected Nigerians, who spoke to SaharaReporters, confirmed what a travel agency had earlier posted on social media that all previously issued visas to Nigerians had become invalid and that those living in the country would have their visas revoked.

The UAE's embassy in Abuja, however, denied the claims by Flyworld Travel and Tour, insisting that the visa suspension was due to COVID-19.

"I came in on a two-year visa and got a job," said a Nigerian who did not want to be named for fear of being tracked by the Emirates' security. "When my visa expired, my employer tried to renew it, but the company said the application bounced back and there is nothing they can do."

He said he would soon lose his accommodation and would be forced to return to Nigeria.

"Many of us are using the money we make here to help our families back home. If we are forced to return, we will be joining a growing number of unemployed persons. The Nigerian government should help us negotiate with the Emirates," he said.

Another Nigerian, who spoke to SaharaReporters, said he had purchased his flight ticket to Nigeria.

"We have reached out to the UAE immigration officials. They say they do not know what is happening. We have called the Nigerian embassy; the Nigerian embassy; they keep refusing to pick our calls or respond to our emails," said the Nigerian, who had just received an employment offer from an oil company that pays better than his former job.

He said if the office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, does not rescind the directives to empty the country of Nigerians, he would not be able to accept the new job offer.

"I just got a new job with an oil company. After three days, my boss came back to me and said the company could renew my visa and I would have to leave. I am staying in the accommodation provided by the former company for now."

While the two Nigerians still have their accommodation, another Nigerian worker who has been in the Emirates for four years has lost his.

"I got a job better than the previous one, yet I'm unable to join the company," he said. "They are not issuing work permits or any type of visa. I had to go bunk with a friend because I couldn't afford to be paying rent since I'm not working."

The Nigerian migrant workers wondered why they were being discriminated against in the Emirates.

"They are renewing the travel papers of other nationalities; it is only Nigerians that they are doing this to. I know many Nigerians do crazy things, but they should not tar innocent people with the same brush as well. When Pakistanis and other Asians do terrible stuff, they don't treat them like this," one of the affected Nigerians said.

They told SaharaReporters that the Nigerian embassy in Abu Dhabi has not been responding to inquiries.

The UAE embassy in Nigeria and the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission have not responded to SaharaReporters' requests for comment on the plight of Nigerian immigrants in UAE as of press time.

http://saharareporters.com/2020/09/10/nigerians-say-theyre-being-forced-leave-uae-today-authorities-refuse-renew-their-work

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Arrewa: 9:20am On Sep 10
E Don dey red for Nigerians!

Las las na we dey distroy the Prestige of this glorious country!

Them just dey scam oyibo like say na children them be

As we dey talk now slawomir and his crew still dey Bobo them

Las las Na we dey make am difficult for our people way dey hustle abroad and those who want to move out.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by dawnomike(m): 9:24am On Sep 10
This country is in a mess and we still don't know it yet...

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by brudiga: 9:25am On Sep 10
Yahoo people. Why won't they be forced to leave? If they refuse to leave, UAE authorities should do the needful shoot the seven hells out them angry idiots

Awon oloribu omoo. Destroying everything everywhere they go.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by GamalNasser: 9:28am On Sep 10
Under GEJ we were welcomed with both hands to Dubai because we were considered a prospering nation , they used to try to market real estate to us then but under Buhari they have started throwing Nigerians out because no one wants the burden of a poor nation

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by truthfulparrot(m): 9:33am On Sep 10
Even the fanatical supporters of PMB in the north are feeling the adverse effects his obvious misrule. PMB will be shocked that the major revolution against bad government will be from the North.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Racoon(m): 9:37am On Sep 10
This is not right @ all.Everything is just going wrong for Nigeria @ present.Signs of a failed state.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by MrBrownJay1(m): 9:37am On Sep 10
Blame covid-19 for that... And go back home Jejely.
Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Simplyleo: 9:53am On Sep 10
What caused it?
undecided

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Simplyleo: 9:58am On Sep 10
GamalNasser:
Under GEJ we were welcomed with both hands to Dubai because we were considered a prospering nation , they used to try to market real estate to us then but under Buhari they have started throwing Nigerians out because no one wants the burden of a poor nation

Let's blame Buhari for the crime perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Simplyleo: 10:00am On Sep 10
brudiga:
Yahoo people. Why won't they be forced to leave? If they refuse to leave, UAE authorities should do the needful shoot the seven hells out them angry idiots

Awon oloribu omoo. Destroying everything everywhere they go.
Here they are, screaming Buhari.

truthfulparrot:
Even the fanatical supporters of PMB in the north are feeling the adverse effects his obvious misrule. PMB will be shocked that the major revolution against bad government will be from the North.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by DaddyRochie1642(f): 10:00am On Sep 10
brudiga:
Yahoo people. Why won't they be forced to leave? If they refuse to leave, UAE authorities should do the needful shoot the seven hells out them angry idiots

Awon oloribu omoo. Destroying everything everywhere they go.




Oga to Slap you dey hungry me

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Simplyleo: 10:02am On Sep 10
DaddyRochie1642:





Oga to Slap you dey hungry me
Yeah, for not blaming Buhari for the crimes perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe abi?

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Ogbuu101: 10:11am On Sep 10
Simplyleo:

Yeah, for not blaming Buhari for the crimes perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe abi?
I guess Igbalode Ramoni AKA Hushpuppi is from Aguata.
Useless Mushin boy

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by proeast(m): 10:11am On Sep 10
Hmnnn just look at what IGBALODE Raymond has caused. Because of a single yoruba man's act, thousands of innocent Nigerians are being punished.

It will never be well with IGBALODE also known as Hushpuppy and his likes.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Simplyleo: 10:12am On Sep 10
proeast:
Hmnnn just look at what IGBALODE Raymond has caused. Because of a single yoruba man's act, thousands of innocent Nigerians are being punished.

It will never be well with IGBALODE also known as Hushpuppy and his likes.
Not Buhari again?

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by ifytrik(m): 10:16am On Sep 10
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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by proeast(m): 10:17am On Sep 10
GamalNasser:
Under GEJ we were welcomed with both hands to Dubai because we were considered a prospering nation , they used to try to market real estate to us then but under Buhari they have started throwing Nigerians out because no one wants the burden of a poor nation

Aside that, the irresponsible presidiot went about disgracing Nigeria with his thoughtless and unreasonable statements. How can a so called president go about telling anyone who cares to listen that his citizens are corrupt and lazy?

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by proeast(m): 10:25am On Sep 10
Simplyleo:
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Let's blame Buhari for the crime perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe.

Stop talking nonsense. This is a direct result of the crimes IGBALODE Raymond committed!!

When IGBALODE also known as Hushpuppy committed those terrible crimes, it trended all over UAE and globally. The Emirates were seen making very angry statements including their government officials.

Now, they are acting on it but instead of this afonja to be remorseful and ashamed that his brother has caused serious irreparable damage, he is here still shamelessly trying to shift the blame.

What rubbish!!

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by proeast(m): 10:29am On Sep 10
Simplyleo:

Yeah, for not blaming Buhari for the crimes perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe abi?

Are you sure you're normal?
Is IGBALODE Raymond also known as Hushpuppy who directly caused this an IPOB?

Why are you afonja people always behaving like this?

That person canceling your posts is doing a good job because you've become a real nuisance on nairaland.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by sacajawea: 1:17pm On Sep 10
dawnomike:
This country is in a mess and we still don't know it yet...
Lol So them dey punish us for anoda country. Dem drive law abiding resident commit when no be say him do anything.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by conductor266: 1:17pm On Sep 10
Simplyleo:
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Let's blame Buhari for the crime perpetrated by ipob miscreants across the globe.
The funny thing is that Hushpuppi Ramon Olorunwa Abbas and Woodberry Olalekan Jacob Ponle are both yahoo criminals of Yoruba origin.

9ice, Olu Maintain, Naira Marley and all the people that pioneered and modernised yahoo praise singing are all Yorubas. Yahoo yahoo started in Lagos, another Yoruba land but your tribalistic self will like to always twist history.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Emmypure: 1:24pm On Sep 10
so they voted buhari and run away to uae so that we will suffer here, them better pursue them come back so that we all die here.

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Re: Nigerians In UAE Say They Are Being Forced To Leave Today by Coldie(m): 2:15pm On Sep 10
No offense but we as Nigerians need to stop this fraudulent attitude of ours.

An average Nigerian is just becoming less trust worthy by the day

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