At least 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship in 2022 alone, the ministry of interior has revealed.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, revealed this on Thursday at the 64th session of the State House Ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team, at the Aso Rock Villa.
According to Belgore, 150 Nigerians renounced their citizenship between 2006 to 2021.
In 2022, however, 159 Nigerians renounced their citizenship.
Meanwhile, the Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, said the massive exodus of Nigerians out of the country in search of greener pastures is fueling high demands for passports.
Aregbesola said in 2022, the Immigration Service issued the highest number of passport booklets totaling 1,899,683 in over seven years.