The Nigeria Immigration Service has expressed concern over the doorway of Chinese language businessmen into retail companies in Nigerian markets.
The Comptroller Normal of NIS, Mohammed Babandede, who disclosed this to State Home correspondents after assembly with President Muhammadu Buhari mentioned residents who defend such foreigners are unpatriotic.
Based on him, the NIS had been charged to guard Nigerian jobs.
He mentioned: “That’s even the most important difficulty. Even final Monday, I raised this difficulty in Kano the place they’re into retail enterprise in textile outlets and different companies.
“We should be extra patriotic. A scenario the place residents offer protection to Chinese language and permit them in to retail companies is a criminal offense. A critical one for that matter.”
Babandede mentioned President Buhari has directed the NIS to verify the nation’s borders are safer, saying that foreigners would monitored to make sure they don’t violate the situations of their visa.
He mentioned: “I’m within the State Home in the present day to transient Mr President as a result of he has tasked us individually as an company to see what we will do to make Nigeria safer, larger and extra engaging.
“As we’re all conscious, NIS is a safety company that’s liable for borders. On the similar time, it’s an company that contributes to the benefit of doing enterprise.
“So, in the present day, I’ve been in a position to transient Mr. President on what we’re doing. And he has given me extra tasks on what we will do to make this nation safer, higher.
“Nigerians ought to be happier that the borders might be safer now than earlier than. And efforts might be made to verify there are not any counter-crossing throughout our borders. And all individuals who’re in our nation, who’re non Nigerians, we should monitor to see what they’re doing which are of profit to this nation.
“As you might be conscious, every individual enters Nigeria with a situation, whether or not to do a enterprise or to determine a enterprise however to not take the enterprise of Nigerians.
“So, Mr. President has tasked us to verify we have a look at this difficulty deeply to guarantee that Nigerian labour is protected, Nigerian economic system is protected, not taken away by foreigners who simply come to do enterprise and take away the cash and to not make investments.”