Non story on the mass deportation of Nigerians from the UK

“According to reports, The UK is planning to deport 29,000 Nigerians and they claim they are working with the Nigerian authority to do this. The people that they are deporting are those who don’t have the right to remain in the country they said. And they say the deportation is necessary because of the migration crisis created by the troubled regions in the world.
Speaking about the planned deportation last month, the acting Nigeria High Commissioner in London, Olukunle Bamgbose, told Vice President Yemi Osinbajo “I think about 29,000 Nigerians have been designated to be deported. We are insisting that due process must be followed before Nigerians are really removed from the UK to Nigeria” Bamgbose had said.”
The above story is not true in its context. 
The British government under its bilateral prisoner swap program, agreed to fund building or refurbish prisons in Nigeria, while Nigeria accepts Nigerian prisoners presently incarcerated in the UK. The 29 thousand number probably forms this set group.
The UK does not and can not carry out mass deportations. It will be illegal to do so. Anybody in the UK and here without due leave is entitled to have their case individually assessed with attendant appeal rights. It is therefore logically impossible to do a “Trump” or “Ghana must go” in the UK and engage in mass deportations. 
This prisoners swap arrangement is currently in place for Jamaican nationals. However, these arrangements are subject to host counties like Jamaica and Nigeria agreeing to accept their nationals in these circumstances. 
There is no need to put the fear of Nigeria into Nigerians who are seeking, like I sought, a higher ground for progress. I am disappointed that an official of the Nigerian Embassy should have engaged in such misinformation without setting out the background of his claims.

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