The leadership of HPAN is calling President Muhammad Buhari GCFR to further demonstrate his commitment to the Nigeria Diaspora Constituency by ensuring that those deported from the UK exercise their rights as Nigerians.
HPAN a duly registered charity organisation in the United Kingdom and with offices in Nigeria are seriously concerned about Nigerians being deported on a regular basis, especially those who have been in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world for many years and unfamiliar with the mass changes back in Nigeria.
A statement released to the press by Reverend (Dr) Nathaniel Oyinloye, Founder and CEO of Hospital & Prison Action Network (HPAN), says:
“I am calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish a ‘Deportees Task Force’ comprising of immigration officers, police officers, custom officers and some diaspora representatives, to look into the reasons why some people are deported and to ensure that they are really Nigerians….”
Hospital & Prison Action Network (HPAN) is also calling on the Federal Government to establish a roadmap to accommodate Diaspora returnees so that their skills would be added value to the prosperity of Nigeria instead of them becoming a liability.
HPAN has been operating in the United Kingdom for over 10 years and the height of Homelessness and poverty in the diaspora community due to economic crisis; the organisation has fed over 36,000 individuals in the last 3 years through partnership with major food chains in the United Kingdom.
Apart from running local free medical surgery open day in the community, the organisation also entered a partnership agreement with Nigeria High Commission in the United Kingdom to assist vulnerable Nigerians in immigration detention or prison.
Hospital & Prison Action Network (HPAN) is equally concerned about the increase in political violence across some pocket of areas in Nigeria which could increase extremist and radicalization with zero strategy to tackle Radicalisation in Nigeria prisons.
The organisation is currently working on the establishment of a rehabilitation and resettlement camp in Nigeria.
In this season of goodwill, the Founder and CEO of Hospital & Prison Action Network (HPAN), Reverend (Dr) Nathaniel Oyinloye, said:
“If there are any Nigerian parents out there feeling overwhelmed with challenges to do with their child attracted to life crime, anti-social behaviour and other associated issues; call us before we are operating throughout the festive season. ..”