The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, has advised Nigerians not to leave the country as there are abundant farmlands for everyone.
He made this known in Abuja when the Coalition of Integrity Political Parties (CIPP) visited his office over the xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa.
He spoke about the need for the immigration service to checkmate illegal immigration and profile emigrants.
The minister described the situation in South Africa as unfortunate, saying that it bordered on foreign policies and immigration issues in the African continent, since other nationals, aside Nigerians, were also affected.
He also urged the youth to quit crossing the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara desert in the quest to seek for greener pasture.
“This is very important because by now, we should have been able to know who and who are in South Africa to defend the helpless and hapless Nigerians.
There is no greener pasture anywhere than in our country. With farmlands everywhere, we must work harder rather than look for cheap means to migrate from the country when nobody is chasing us.
This is one of the problems I see when our people travel abroad illegally, which is now posing a challenge; if they were to be here, we would have been able to account for their whereabouts,” he noted.