By Tunde Adetunji, Abuja.
The German authorities are allegedly planning to send 12,000 Nigerians back home.
Worried, the Nigerian Senate, which delegation visited that country early this month, is initiating investigations, and finding a way out to get them to benefit from from European funds for skill and capacity building.
It has also asked its relevant committee to interface with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to get the unoccupied Nigerian Chancery in Bonn sold, after being in that state for 17 years.
It, also, wants an experienced ambassador posted out to represent the country’s interests in Germany.
The report of the visiting team read on the floor by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe stated further: “The President of the Senate’s intervention on the removal of irregular migrants of Nigerian nationality was timely, and would help in strengthening the cooperation on migration between Nigeria and Germany.
“Responses of the German authorities indicated their conviction along the business opportunities in Nigeria and their willingness to encourage German companies to invest in the economy.”
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, led the Senate delegation, which briefed the full house. The House called on the Executive to join it in getting the German government to assist the stranded Nigerians and the Army to get more equipment to decimate the insurgent Boko Haram in the North East.
Saraki was invited to Berlin, Germany by President of the Bundesrat (Federal Council of Germany), Ms. Malu Dreyer.