A proposal to ask the United Kingdom government to stop forbidding Nigerian students from bringing their relatives to the nation was rejected by the House of Representatives.
A house of representatives member named Taiwo Oluga moved at the plenary on Tuesday that the UK and Nigerian governments’ relationship had been advantageous for both nations.
She continued by pointing out that the Nigerian school system was designed to resemble the British system, which encouraged many young Nigerians to look for career and educational prospects in the UK.
Remember that the Constitution, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) Bill No. 47, which satisfies the requirements of Section 9(2) of the Constitution, was instructed to be transmitted to the President for assent on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, she stated.
Recall that the Houses of Assembly in the states of Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Plateau, and Taraba were requested to submit their resolutions in accordance with their constitutional obligations.
“Aware that the United Kingdom Migration Policy recently permitted Nigerians admitted to United Kingdom universities to pursue Master’s Degree Programs to relocate/emigrate to allowing the Student Applicant (Primary Applicant) to the Kingdom with their family thereby relocate with his spouse (dependant) and children, whereupon the spouse/dependant is unable to work and earn a living supporting the family and paying tuition of the Nigerian Emigrant Family.”
According to her, a Master’s degree costs roughly £13,000 to attend, and 60,000 Nigerian students typically apply each year.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila questioned the move, to the majority of the MPs’ “nay” cries in the session.