'38,051 foreigners applied for Nigeria citizenship in 2 years'

The  Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that it received a total of 38,051 Citizenship applications from September 2018 to October 2020.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, made this known in Abuja at the 4th Quarter 2020 Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Units’ Consultative Forum (3PUCF) of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), hosted by the Ministry of Interior.

She stressed the importance of PPP, saying it the Ministry recorded a total Business application of 45,751 as well as 38,051 Citizenship applications from September 2018 to October 2020, leading to improvement in income generation for Government by the Ministry.

Belgore at the event called on the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan to consider professionalisation of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.

He said that the call for professionalising the PPP Units in all MDAs has become necessary especially with the infrastructure gap bedevilling the country as well as to ensure continuity, reduce public sector administrative cost, allows for shared risk, reduce the problem of public sector budget constraints and to also provide for easy monitoring of PPP projects across the country.




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