FEC approves Nigerian citizenship to 385 applicants


The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the issue of Nigerian citizenship to 385 qualified candidates.

Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, said this on Wednesday while briefing State House media following the FEC meeting presided over by

The categories of citizenship awarded to applicants, according to the minister, are naturalisation and registration.

“FEC today approved the granting of Nigerian citizenship by naturalisation to 317 applicants and Nigerian citizenship by registration to 68 applicants.

“The applicants got the nod after meeting all the constitutional and administrative requirements for the grant of Nigerian citizenship.’’

He also stated that the council accepted the comprehensive business case for a project on the National Fire Detection and Alarm System, which includes a life safety system, networking, monitoring, and real-time dispersion.

According to him, the project will be funded through a Public-Private Partnership.

“At the completion of this, subscribers, Nigerians who so desire, will subscribe to an automatic fire alarm system that if you have in your house will raise an alarm at each of the fire services station nationwide, be it state or federal, to prompt firemen and officers to any such emergency.

“It is going to be a cloud-based system, the best modern technology, fully digitised to facilitate prompt response to any distress or emergency on fire.

“It is at no cost to the government but subscription will be determined at the end of the entire process; it is not yet determined,’’ he said.

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