More Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022 — FG
The Ministry of the interior has disclosed that at least 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022 alone.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, disclosed this at an event in Abuja on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
According to Belgore, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021.
“We spoke earlier about those conferred with Nigeria citizenship by Mr President. In November last year, we had a total number of 286 new Nigerians, out of which 208 were by naturalisation while 78 were by registration, meaning spouses of Nigerian citizens who now have become Nigerians.
However, going further, the advisory committee on Nigerian citizenship will sit on February 7 to consider another 350 applications for naturalisation, after which the successful applications will be sent to Mr President in council for approval.
Now down to those Nigerians who renounce their citizenship, we have registered a total of 309. Between 2006 and 2021, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship, and in 2022 alone, around 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship,” he said.