Over 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022 — Federal Government
The Ministry of interior has disclosed that at least 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenships in 2022 alone.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, disclosed this at an event Abuja, on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
According to Belgore, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021.
“We spoke earlier about those who are conferred with Nigeria citizenship by Mr President. In November last year, we had a total number of 286 new Nigerians, out of which 208 were by naturalisation while 78 were by registration, meaning spouses of Nigerian citizens who now have become Nigerians.
However, going further, the advisory committee on Nigerian citizenship will sit on the 7th of February to consider another 350 applications for naturalisation, after which the successful applications will be sent to Mr President in council for approval.
Now down to those Nigerians who renounce their citizenship, so far we have registered a total of 309. Between 2006 and 2021, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship. In 2022 alone, around 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship,” he said.