The Buhari-led administration on Sunday has reacted to a report alleging that the Nigerian government is planning to stop youths from traveling out of the country.
The federal government denied the alleged plan in a statement on Sunday signed by the Ministry of Interior, Director of Press, Blessing Lere-Adams.
He said no committee was set up to stop Nigerian youths from going abroad, this was contrary to a viral report circulating online.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola had directed the committee to work with the Citizenship and Business Department of the ministry on Expatriate Quota.
In his words, He said, “I believe this will go a long way in dissuading them from looking for greener pastures outside the shores of the country.”
But in a statement on Sunday, Lere-Adams maintained that Nigerians were free to travel to countries of their choice through legal means.
“What the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, said when he received the team from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, can be succinctly put thus:
“The Permanent Secretary did not say any Nigerian who is willing and ready to follow the legal channels to travel, should not do so.”