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Wife of former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomole‎, Mrs Lara Oshiomhole has been granted citizenship by the Nigerian Government.
Mrs Oshiomole, who hails from Cape Verde, was one of about 335 foreign nationals who were granted citizenship after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies this week.
Minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
Dambazau in his remarks said that 335 applicants were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in January, out of over 500 foreigners that applied.
He explained that 245 of the foreigners approved were granted Citizenship by‎ Naturalisation while 90 were by Registration, mainly foreign women married to Nigerians.

The last time a similar ceremony was conducted was in December, 2013.

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.

Congratulations to the new citizens.

Written by Oluwatoyin Adeleye

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