Edo, Lagos People Constitute 50% Of Nigerians Seeking Asylum In Belgium - Mr Freddy Roosemont

Date: 31-01-2024 9:53 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 31-01-2024 09:53 PM (2 months ago)

The Director General of the Immigration Office of Belgium, Mr Freddy Roosemont, on Wednesday, disclosed that approximately 30 per cent of Nigerian migrants seeking asylum in the country are from Edo State.

Roosemont made this known in Benin City during a press conference organised by the Immigration Office of the Kingdom of Belgium.

He stated that no fewer than 20 per cent of asylum seekers in the European country are from Lagos State, expressing concern over the development.

Roosemont maintained that the development tarnishes the image of Nigeria and those involved.

“We have noticed that more and more Nigerians are seeking asylum in Belgium. In 2022, about 370 Nigerians sought asylum, while in 2023, about 360 also requested asylum,” Roosemont said.

“Thirty per cent are from Edo, 20 per cent from Lagos, while the remaining 50 per cent are from other states in Nigeria,” he added.

Roosemont further urged Nigerians against falling victim to human traffickers with false promises of employment in Belgium, stating that the Belgian job market is already saturated.

He assured that the Belgian government supports legal migration and mentioned that about 5,000 Nigerians are living legally in the country.

Posted: at 31-01-2024 09:53 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 31-01-2024 10:45 PM (2 months ago)
so!! give them asylum!! abi when  EVIL king Leopold dey kill people for congo dey chop all black people money who did we complain to  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 31-01-2024 10:45 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
- kp45 at 1-02-2024 09:44 AM (2 months ago)
Give them at once
Posted: at 1-02-2024 09:44 AM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- SweetDaddy1 at 1-02-2024 11:29 AM (2 months ago)
There is war in Nigeria and citizens from a war zone has the right to seek asylum in any safe country of the world. Belgium is the capital of European Union and a peaceful Kingdom.
Posted: at 1-02-2024 11:29 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac