Nigerians living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been reported to account for one of the highest crime rates in the Asian country.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. AbikeDabiri-Erewa said the crime rate credited to Nigerians in the UAE was a sad reality.
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa, who heads the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), was reacting to a tweet on the effect of Nigerians living in Dubai on the UAE.
The Nigerian official drew cheers from many who think she is intolerant of actions that do not reflect the values of Nigeria, while others accused her of ‘demarketing’ Nigeria and Nigerians.
The tweet of the NiDCOM chairman came days after the UAE government slammed a visa ban on Nigerians and nationals of other African countries.
The World Population Review data of twenty-twenty-two ranks the UAE as the sixtieth safest country in the world with fifteen point two-three percent crime rate from a population of nine point four million residents.