Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has paid a visit to a shelter in Brampton, Canada where she met some Nigerians.
The NIDCOM boss sympathised with them in their condition and urged others planning to travel without proper documentation or to claim asylum to desist, as things are getting tougher in many countries.
“It is just not worth it, more often than not,” Mrs Dabiri-Erewa wrote.
Pastor Vivian Eruka, who runs the Bethel food bank and works with those in shelters, said the Mayor of Brampton promised to make 800 more beds available and shelter.
Wale Rabiu, owner of Matlock Bakery, donated hundreds of loaves of bread to the shelter occupants, while Bayo Adedosu, a Nigerian living in Canada, and an immigration consultant also gave some words of counselling, adding that they should not talk ill about their home country, Nigeria, to avoid future repercussions.
Mr Adedosu equally urged them to be patient and law-abiding.