Date: September 29, 2020, 10:18:30 PM
Senate moves to probe alleged $2, 000 hike in residence permit for foreigners: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
He said: “We have more than 15 million immigrants in the country. As we speak, only less than 20 per cent of are captured.
Babandede further explained that immigration officers were not preventing CONTEC from collecting permit fee from expatriates.“And if there are cases where some NIS officers are blocking them, it is a good idea because CONTEC is not doing the country any good.“Nobody should defend the company which took Nigeria to court and wanted to seize our property, including our mission and NNPC building.“They took us to the United Kingdom Arbitration Court where we were forced to pay N8 billion. As far as we are concerned, this company has no value for Nigeria.“The company increased the permit rate to 2, 000 dollars and reviewed the sharing formula downward but the arrangement still favour them.” Fifty five per cent of the 2, 000 dollars is higher than the 72 per cent of the 1, 000 dollars they were collecting before.