In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, September, 2020

NIDCOM Denies Reviews Claiming Employees Of The Nigerian Embassy In Switzerland Known as The Police On Nigerian Residents

NIDCOM Denies Reports Claiming Staff Of The Nigerian Embassy In Switzerland Called The Police On Nigerian Citizens

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NIDCOM Denies Reviews Claiming Employees Of The Nigerian Embassy In Switzerland Known as The Police On Nigerian Residents

The Nigerians in Diaspora Fee has debunked claims made in a viral video that workers of the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland known as the police to arrest Nigerian residents.

On Tuesday September 22, a video surfaced on-line during which a Nigerian man claimed the embassy workers despatched in law enforcement officials to arrest them after they visited the embassy for some documentation. A few of the Nigerians who have been heard shouting on prime of their voices, alleged that they’d already made funds for his or her passports to be renewed however the embassy failed to satisfy the service they paid for.

Reacting to the video, the Head of Media at NIDCOM, Abdulrahman Balogun, denied claims.

In a press release launched on Wednesday September 23, Balogun stated the Nigerians got here into the ability and after they began behaving unruly and ignoring the COVID-19 protocols of getting solely 10 individuals in a room, the Embassy’s safety unit have been invited to revive order. He denied claims that law enforcement officials have been invited to arrest the Nigerians

Learn the assertion beneath;

“VIDEO ON THE ALLEGED ARREST OF NIGERIANS AT THE EMBASSY IN SWITZERLAND- THE FACTS Abuja, Sept. 23, 2020:

In view of the above video it’s crucial to state the info.

According to Covid-19 protocols, the Embassy in Bern. Switzerland is simply allowed to take care of 10 candidates, nevertheless, the Mission made it doable to take care of a most of 20 every day, spacing out the appointments. However on today, 64 Nigerians besieged the Nigerian mission in Bern. Solely 10 of them have been on scheduled appointment.

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54 of them had no appointment for that day and had not made the obligatory on-line fee and majority of the candidates got here from Italy and Spain with no appointment with no on-line fee.

Whereas the Nigerian Amb. Baba Madagu was addressing them, they barged in by the entrance door and overcrowded a corridor that was meant to obtain solely 10 individuals at a time.

The mission didn’t name the Police as erroneously said within the video however invited the Embassy Safety Unit to convey calm and decorum again to the corridor. The lads of the Embassy safety unit addressed them and people on appointment in addition to those that had made their on-line funds have been attended to whereas others have been suggested to observe the due course of, with an assurance that everybody will likely be attended to so long as the principles have been adopted.

We attraction to Nigerians overseas to be good ambassadors of Nigeria wherever they’re and obey legal guidelines put in place.

The Nigerian mission in Bern continues to be attending to Nigerians who observe the method, pay on-line and e book their appointments as stipulated.”

 

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