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30,000 Nigerians Currently Living in Germany – New German Envoy

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The new Consular-General of Germany to Nigeria, Mr Ingo Herbert, on Monday, said that no fewer than 30,000 Nigerians were currently living in  Germany.

Herbert told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State, that these included those working, doing businesses, studying, as well as those married to Germans.

“Currently, the number of Nigerians across Germany is about 30,000. The number is increasing gradually. These Nigerians are working, studying, engaged in different businesses, as well as married to Germans.

“Nigerians are not really a big community in Germany when compared to countries like Turkey that has about four million nationals there,” he said.

The envoy, who said that more Nigerians would be welcome to his country, added that there was currently no form of racial discrimination against Nigerians in any part of Germany.

Herbert said that Germany’s functioning rule of law, police and judicial system would continue to protect the rights of Nigerians.

“I can assure Nigerians that they are still welcome to Germany and are fully protected by the country’s functioning rule of law, policing and dependable judicial system,” he said.

However, the Consular-General, said that it was imperative for Nigerians wanting to live, study and do business in Germany to first learn the German language.

Herbert said although, some universities in Germany were now offering courses in English Language, it would be helpful for Nigerians to understand German to enable them interact freely with their host country’s citizens.

(NAN)