A conferment of citizenship ceremony presided by President Muhammadu Buhari was held for the first time since 2018 at the presidential villa in Abuja. The Nigerian Ministry of Interior stated that these individuals had been audited and approved by the Federal Executive Council. The minister of the Ministry of Interior stated that the foreigners had gone through a series of thorough checks by the nation’s security agencies before they were considered qualified and deserving of Nigerian citizenship.
A total of 286 people took their Oath of Allegiance, 208 people got Certificates for Naturalization while 78 people got Certificates by Registration.
These individuals were urged to make positive and useful contributions to the advancement, progress and well-being of the different communities they reside, adding that as citizens they must be in accord with the national ethics and code of conduct.
All those concerned with Immigration matters were urged to offer these new citizens quick legal identification, and integration into the local community to enable them to enjoy all the entitlements of a Nigerian citizen.