Number of asylum seekers falls

THE NUMBER of Nigerians seeking asylum here dropped by 50% this year compared to 2008, latest figures from the Department of Justice show.

Overall, the numbers seeking asylum dropped by 40% year on year but Nigeria still provides the highest number of asylum seekers.

The number of asylum seekers coming from Iraq dropped year on year by over 60% from 203 to 75.

The numbers coming from Georgia also dropped by over 50% from 181 in 2008 to 78 so far this year.


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