Why We Couldn’t Come Home For Sallah —Nigerians In Qatar
- Blames Lack Of Passport Production Machine At The Embassy
Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Qatar chapter, said lack of functional passport production machine at the Nigerian embassy in that country has made it difficult for them to travel for Sallah.
NIDO-Qatar president, Mr. Victor Ikoli, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.
He said it had become important to have a functional passport machine at the embassy because Nigerians travel all the time, and not only during Sallah.
According to him, the government of Qatar had declared Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as public holidays.
It was reported that Sunday is a working day in Qatar, while Friday and Saturday are weekends.
Ikoli said, “Sadly, as big as the Nigerian community in Qatar is, we rely on the Nigerian Immigration service in the United Arab Emirates to come to our rescue in terms of passport renewal.
“We have a large community with 11,000 members.