United Arab Emirates government has suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians allegedly over increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country.
Nigerians In Diaspora of UAE made the indefinite suspension known in a statement shared on its Facebook page on Monday, June 28.
The statement reads;
In line with Government directives, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has temporarily suspended approval and issuance of new work permit to Nigeria Nationality until further notice.
At the time of filing this report, the reasons behind the suspension are yet to be disclosed as official of the ministry declined further questioning.
When TASHEEL and AMER centres, an online government-backed system that simplifies labour-related processes, which allows residents to complete all Visa and Residency transactions were contacted on the incident, they also confirmed that the Nigeria portal were temporarily suspended at the moment.
Nigerians (Job seekers) who intend coming to the UAE are therefore advised to suspend their Tourist visa applications and movement from Neighboring countries to UAE at the moment.
However, according to Sahara Reporters, credible sources stated the UAE police are searching for Nigerian nationals especially in Abu Dhabi and conducting raids and arrests to get them jailed.
It would be recalled that in June 2020, Hushpuppi was arrested in United Arab Emirates by Dubai police alongside Olalekan Ponle popularly known as Woodberry and others over money laundering and wire fraud allegations.
A short film detailing how Dubai police tailed and arrested a gang of online fraudsters including the socialites was released.
The source further stated;
We all are shouting that our country is bad, and that our government is not rising to our needs, which is true, but our reputation abroad is also fast declining due to our character.
Two weeks ago, some Nigerians killed one another for selfish reasons at Sharjah, and another one just happened here in Abu Dhabi, when some guys went to an Arab man’s house, killed him, his wife and took away a huge amount of money from them.
The UAE government is now tracking every Nigerian in Abu Dhabi and they have also banned every Direct Employment Visa from Nigeria until further notice.
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