Ahmed Hussien, Canadian Interior Minister
Ahmed Hussien, Canadian Interior Minister

Canadian Embassy Warns Nigerians, Says It Didn’t Ask Buhari For 1M Migrants 

Canada to Nigerians: Shine your eyes, we didn’t ask Buhari for 1 million migrants.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria, on Tuesday, warned unsuspecting Nigerians to be wary of the fake story circulating the Internet claiming that the Canadian Government has perfected plans with President Buhari to release one million Nigerians to fill six million job vacancies in the country.

Titled “Canada’s Prime Minister begs Nigeria President for one million immigrants,” the story was published by an online platform and has since gone viral on social media, with many believing it to be true.

The commission warned on its Twitter handle, @CanHCNigeria, “If you see a story online about moving to Canada that seems too good to be true – shine your eyes well-well.

“If you’ve seen this link on your social media timeline, don’t fall for it.

“This story is not true.

“For REAL information about travelling to Canada, go to http://www.cic.gc.ca.

“Over 4,200 Nigerians were approved for permanent residency in Canada in 2017, which is almost double the number from the year prior.

“Nigerians in Canada make important contributions to both countries.”

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