President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Nigeria is not in support of illegal migration.
Buhari stated this position at a news conference by both leaders at the presidential villa in Abuja.
He emphasized that Nigerians involved in illegal migration are doing so at their own peril.
“I’m against those my countrymen and women that illegally find their way to other countries.
“We do not, as an administration agree for Nigerians to defy the desert and the Mediterranean because they feel that there are greener pastures over there. We do not support anything illegal and indiscipline.
“We do not support anything illegal and anybody who feels that his country does not value him or offer him what he should be offered as a citizen and decide to defy the desert and the Mediterranean is doing it at his own risk,” he said.
While Merkel revealed efforts of the German government to tackle the scourge of illegal migration, President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has made efforts to repatriate some Nigerians, especially those stranded in Libya and some other countries.
Other issue discussed by both leaders include economic cooperation between both countries, among others.