The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has granted Nigerian citizenship to a total of 385 applicants who have met all the necessary constitutional and administrative requirements.
The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, during a briefing with State House correspondents on Wednesday.
The applicants were granted citizenship through naturalization and registration processes. Among the total, 317 applicants were granted Nigerian citizenship by naturalization, while 68 applicants were granted Nigerian citizenship by registration.
News About Nigeria understands that the approval of citizenship was granted after the applicants satisfied all the necessary criteria stipulated by the constitution and the immigration laws of Nigeria.
This decision is expected to positively impact the lives of the beneficiaries, who can now enjoy full rights and privileges as Nigerian citizens.
In addition to the citizenship approvals, the council also approved a full business case for a project on National Fire Detection and Alarm System. The project will incorporate a life safety system, networking, monitoring, and dispersion in real-time.
It is going to be a cloud-based system and the best modern technology will be employed to facilitate prompt response to any distress or emergency on fire.
The project will be implemented under a Public-Private Partnership arrangement, and at no cost to the government. Upon completion, Nigerians will be able to subscribe to an automatic fire alarm system that 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.
The subscription cost will be determined at the end of the process, and the project is expected to provide an efficient solution to the challenge of fire outbreak in the country.