6 Nigerians with Valid Travel Documents Denied Entry into Egypt

Published On: May 9, 2012, 9:41 am (8 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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The deportation of Nigerians at the point of entry into foreign countries despite their possession of valid travel documents has again sparked up an uproar among citizens.

Recently, six Nigerians were refused entry into Egypt by immigration officials and were forced to return via the Ethiopian Airline that airlifted them.



According to the account of one of the Nigerians, Sekinat Abiola, she said she was granted a valid 3-month-visa at the Egyptian Embassy in Lagos, but intended to stay for two weeks since her business would only last that long.

“I was asked what I was here for and I said business, then the officer asked for my BTA (Basic Travel Allowance), which was $3000, and I showed him,” she said. “Then he looked at my visa and said ‘Lagos Nigeria, No, No, No’, and asked me to go to the left were I met other Nigerians who were told the same thing. We left Nigeria on Sunday and were kept in a room till today (Tuesday) without food, water, or bed to sleep. This is the second time they are doing this.”

Another member of the team, who gave his name as Mr F. A. Babatunde, said: “They told me to go back and get another visa. I asked if the one I had now was fake because I got it from their embassy at Abuja. The official did not answer. All these countries are doing this because of the money they get from visas. If a senator was not in that South African plane, do you think Nigeria would have reacted? The Nigerian embassy in Egypt knows about this entire thing but they will not do anything, since we are ordinary Nigerians. My visa was signed and stamped by the consul.”

It is not clear how many Nigerians are being refused entry into other foreign countries daily even with their valid travel documents, but surely it happens and the citizens feel sorely discriminated upon.

Nigerians are still licking their wounds caused by the deportation of 125 Nigerians aboard South African Airways and Arik Air flights in March this year. The travelers were refused entry into South Africa for alleged failure to provide genuine yellow fever vaccination documentation.

“We left Nigeria on Sunday and were kept in a room till today (Tuesday) without food, water, or bed to sleep.” This inhumane treatment from immigration officials in yet another African country is a bitter pill to swallow.

What do you think about the deportation of Nigerians from Egypt? Have you ever had such an experience or do you know anyone who has? What could be the reasons behind refusing Nigerians entry into foreign countries despite their possession of valid traveling documents?

Also, what can the Nigerian government do to prevent such treatment of its citizens abroad?

Please share your thoughts.

News Source: Daily Times


Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 09:41 AM | Hero
Can u imagine?  Egypt of all places disgracing Nigerians. Imagine! See wetin corrupt politicians dey cos for us ooo
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 09:48 AM | Hero
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verah verah (f)
i no blame them na our corrupt leaders i blame..... can u jus imagine d embarassment

Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:02 AM | Gistmaniac
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just in imagine Nigerian leaders are not better then dogs they are so foolish and shameless bcos of the evil they done that is way Nigerians all over the world are suffering discrimination come to malaysia now is only Nigeria embassy u will see people standing outside they would allow us to enter inside our embassy is that not a shame why will the country not treat us like fools when they see our government not treating us well  
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:04 AM | Newbie
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NameTalkam, I must confess, for me ohhhh, this is the only post U have ever made that concerns Nigerians. On this issue at hand, my stake is that Nigerian Govt should handle this accordingly and stop embarassing its citizenry at other African Countries. I plead of our Govt to resolve national and international issues and stop all these embarassment. That's all I have...
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:09 AM | Newbie
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I'm cuming!

Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:09 AM | Gistmaniac
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imagine Huh?.........anyways, watin i wan go find 4 Egypt sef when Israel dey Huh?
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:15 AM | Upcoming
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dont be suprise to go to isreal and fine dsame thing
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:35 AM | Upcoming
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dont be suprise to go to isreal and get dsame thing
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:35 AM | Upcoming
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A lot of countries r now out 4 Nigerians bcos of bad name Nigeria has gotten due to our bad leaders...when will all these rubbish stop??
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 10:57 AM | Upcoming
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na wa oo Can u imagine?  Egypt if nor be bad leaders way we get who know Egypt God please come and help us yourself
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:01 AM | Upcoming
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Even Egypt rejecting Nigerian from entry? Naija govt pls wake up  
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:06 AM | Upcoming
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Wat da hell I dey com make I finish Waitin I dey do

Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:18 AM | Addicted Hero
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e no mean, them we de travel ma dem corrupt, if not, wetin them see 4 egypt we de wan die there? make them ma come do the thing 4 their own country Nigeria so that other people ma go use those thing.
HAHAHA... WELCOME
MAKE UNA MA COME FACE BOKO HARAM
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:25 AM | Newbie
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Quote from: babydesire on  9-05-2012 10:57 AM
A lot of countries r now out 4 Nigerians bcos of bad name Nigeria has gotten due to our bad leaders...when will all these rubbish stop??

It will stop as soon as i become the President.  So vote for me 2015.  If ur vote will count that is another problem o
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:30 AM | Hero
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Nigeria!Nigeria!!Nigeria!!! countries have started denyin ur valid visas, hmmm... this is serious
infact I cant realllyu comprehend waht Nigeria is really turning into this days...
NIgeria coz of ur bad reputations u hve seen
Racism Injustice, and corruption what else..

Country God has Bless mere man has labelled it Danger
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:44 AM | Upcoming
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Re: 6 Nigerians with Valid Travel Documents Denied Entry into Egypt

« posted : May 09, 2012, 11:44:13 AM (1 sec ago) »
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Nigeria!Nigeria!!Nigeria!!! countries have started denyin ur valid visas, hmmm... this is serious
infact I cant realllyu comprehend waht Nigeria is really turning into this days...
NIgeria coz of ur bad reputations u hve seen
Racism Injustice, and corruption what else..

Country God has Bless mere man has labelled it Danger
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:45 AM | Upcoming
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i like what is happening, if is the only thing that will make our govt and useless imigration to tighten their immigration requirements, they come freely to our country to do business, and our immigration officers will foolishly give them free visa, and they overstay thier visit and stay in nigeria illegally, our hopeless, stupid, foolish immigration will not do anything, beacuse they are whites, let the deportation continues, that will bring our immigration back to their, useless senses Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry 
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 11:53 AM | Gistmaniac
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The only solution should be, to improve the living standard of every Nigerians so that our people should all these waka waka.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 12:19 PM | Gistmaniac
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this na small thing self
Posted: (8 years ago) on 9-05-2012 12:36 PM | Upcoming
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