Ministry of Interior has revealed that no fewer than 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022 alone.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, disclosed this at the 64th session of the State House Ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team, at the Aso Rock Villa on Thursday.
According to Belgore, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021.
Meanwhile, 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022.
In addition, the Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, said search of greener pastures by Nigerians is fueling high demands for passports.
According to Aregbesola, in 2022, the Immigration Service issued the highest number of passport booklets totalling 1,899,683 in over seven years.