The federal government has warned Nigerians against travelling to Northern Cyprus.
Speaking at a media briefing at the state house on Thursday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), said Nigerians are being killed and assaulted in the country.
“Think twice before going to Northern Cyprus. We can’t do much for Nigerians there. Our students are being killed daily,” she said.
“Some people will tell you that their destinies are abroad but if you want to go, go legally.”
She also said all Nigerian students stranded in Ukraine at the start of the conflict have returned home safely.
“We do the work but we don’t get any form of extra money. There is a department in foreign affairs strictly for Ukraine but we did our own bit, there is a portal that if you want to continue your education…,” she added.
“Again it is a matter of choice, go to the portal and enroll and I think as at the last time I spoke to the director in charge, he said 403 had actually enrolled but a lot of them are actually trying the private universities.
“Some universities have offered scholarships. It’s ongoing but the key thing is some institutions, particularly in the medical world noted that when they put them through some examinations, they actually didn’t pass the level they felt they should, so there were some issues.”