EXCLUSIVE: UAE Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians Over Rising Crimes

The United Arab Emirates authorities has suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, because of the growing fee of crimes involving Nigerians within the Middle-East nation.

SaharaReporters learnt from credible sources that the UAE police are trying to find extra Nigerian nationals and conducting raids and arrests to get them jailed. 

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Sources famous that that is the norm in Abu Dhabi significantly.

“We all are shouting that our country is bad, and that our government is not rising to our needs, which is true, but our reputation abroad is also fast declining due to our character.

“Two weeks ago, some Nigerians killed one another for selfish reasons at Sharjah, and another one just happened here in Abu Dhabi, when some guys went to an Arab man’s house, killed him, his wife and took away a huge amount of money from them.

“The UAE government is now tracking every Nigerian in Abu Dhabi and they have also banned every Direct Employment Visa from Nigeria until further notice,” the supply stated.

“For like one week, this city (Abu Dhabi) has been hot. They (the police) are just arresting anyone on sight now. There was a cult incident where Nigerian cult members hacked one another in an area in Abu Dhabi here. It is not easy. As of yesterday (Monday), they have put restrictions on visas for Nigerians. For now, no work permit for Nigerians in UAE generally. The crisis started from Sharjah and last week in Abu Dhabi,” one other Nigerian informed SaharaReporters.

SaharaReporters had reported in January 2021 that the UAE arrested and detained, with out prosecution, many Nigerians in a sequence of sting operations focused at irregular migrants.

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The UAE safety operatives had raided the properties of many African migrants, most of whom are Nigerians, residing in cities together with Al Qouz, Abu Hail, Sharjah, Al Barsha, and Deira.  

According to a sufferer, about 80 p.c of the individuals arrested are authorized residents whereas the remaining 20 are these with both go to visas or visa-related points.

When contacted, the Chairperson of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had stated the affected individuals must liaise with the mission in UAE for extra data.

Another sufferer of the arrest in UAE corroborated the federal government’s clarification however defined that some stayed again as a result of their journey paperwork had been withheld by their employers.

Crime charges have been rising amongst Nigerians within the UAE.

SaharaReporters had on February 22, 2021, reported {that a} 33-year-old Indian man in Dubai was robbed of Rs 55,30,806 by a gang of 4 Nigerian girls after being lured right into a faux therapeutic massage parlour via a courting app.

The case was heard on the Dubai Court of First Instance.

According to Dubai Police, three Nigerian girls had been arrested from Sharjah after intensive investigations, whereas a fourth girl was nonetheless at massive.

The three Nigerian defendants have been charged with theft, issuing threats, retaining the sufferer forcefully confined inside an house, and prostitution.

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EXCLUSIVE: UAE Suspends Direct Employment Visa For Nigerians Over Rising Crimes

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