Nigeria and Germany are taking decisive action to address the problem of illegal migration to Europe, which has caused the death of many. .
Both President Bhari and visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel made the disclosure on Friday, while addressing a press conference at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. .
According to President Buhari, any Nigerian who undertakes an illegal tip to Europe, will be brought back home. He said: “I am against my country men and women that illegally find their way out of Nigeria. .
The ECOWAS protocol includes free movement of people, their goods and services within the West African region but for those going to Europe, as and administration, we are not agreeing for Nigerians to defy the Sahara desert and the Mediterranean, because they feel that there are greener pastures out there. .
We do not support any form of indiscipline or anything illegal. You must have read in the papers or seen in television, the number of Nigerians lost in the Mediterranean, so the stand of this administration on this is very clear. .
We do not support anything illegal and anybody who feels that this country does not offer him what he should be offered in a season and decides to defy the desert, is doing it at his own risk and gets stucked in Libya or anywhere between his final destination and Nigeria, we will bring him back home and send him back to his Local Government Area,” he warned. .
While speaking, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on her part said, her country will continue to discourage people from travelling abroad through illegal routes. .
She said Germany is establishing a development commission with many African countries to provide vocations and amenities that will encourage people to remain at home instead of rushing abroad through illegal means.