Mrs Iara Oshiomhole, Wife of former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole, who hails from Cape Verde and 335 foreign nationals were granted citizenship by the Nigerian Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies .
The Honourable Minister of interior,Abdulrahman Dambazau charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
Dambazau Presented the certificates of citizenship, in his remarks said that 335 applicants were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in January, out of the over 500 foreigners that applied.
He said, It’s the duty of the Ministry of Interior and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to process applications for Naturalisation from foreign nationals who have stayed/lived in Nigeria for a minimum of 15 years and those by Registration who are mainly married to Nigerians.
The Minister explained that 245 of the foreigners approved were granted Citizenship by Naturalisation while 90 were by Registration, mainly foreign women married to Nigerians.