The Federal Executive Council yesterday approved the granting of Nigerian citizenship to 385 foreign nationals residing in the country.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said 317 of the applicants were granted citizenship by naturalization; and 68, by registration.

He said all the applicants met the requirements for such an honour.

“Federal Executive Council at its meeting today approved the granting of Nigeria’s citizenship by naturalization to 317 applicants and Nigeria’s citizenship by registration to 68 applicants.


“Those granted citizenship have met all the constitutional and administrative requirements for the grant of Nigerian citizenship,” Aregbesola explained.

The minister also said the council approved a special fire detection and alarm system to be installed in all firefighting stations across the country.

He said the project would be at no cost to the government and would be fully digitized thus facilitating prompt response to any fire emergency.


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