The Federal Government of Nigeria today, granted citizenship to a total of 335 foreign nationals in Abuja. They were granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
NAN reports that Dambazau in his remarks, said that 335 applicants were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in January, out of the over 500 foreigners that applied. He explained that 245 of the foreigners approved were granted Citizenship by Naturalisation, while 90 were by Registration, mainly foreign women married to Nigerians.