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Accountable Elections, A Step Towards National Rebirth And Self Worth. Nigeria Must Evade UK’s Sunak’s Plan For Migrants




The Oasis Reporters


July 15, 2023

 








UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, set to tax visa applicants more in order to balance the UK budget.



Nigerians are decidedly unhappy at the press briefing given by Rishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister on significantly taxing visa applicants to fund the budget in the UK. Nigeria is said to have a high rejection rate, some say about 40% and the fees are non refundable.




So they take inspiration from what Matthew Miller @StateDeptSpox said, changing the mention of Sierra Leone to that of Nigeria:



“We remain concerned about significant irregularities in the results of the June 24 election in Sierra Leone. An investigation will restore public confidence in the election process. Election results must accurately reflect the votes cast on election day”.

 

 

 

 





Nigeria’s election litigation is still at the Tribunal.






According to Toyyib Adewale Adelodun
@taadelodun, there are now significant
reasons why “we must fix our own country. When most countries have any problem, the immigrants are always the first scapegoats. Nobody cares about how you feel or how hard you are trying. These are the harsh realities of migration.





“International students and skilled workers contribute over £20 billion to the economy, these “migrants” you are talking about @RishiSunak, have helped boost the economy post covid and Brexit. Universities are happy, landlords and the taxman are laughing, but you still want more!”



VIDEO: UK increases visa fees for Nigerians, others





 

 

 







NEFERTITI @firstladyship says:



Rishi Sunak is Indian, and India is tipped to overtake America as the 2nd biggest economy by 2075. The tears are needless. Africans must look inward.




What are the barriers to your growth? Xenophobia, ‘Ronu’ bigotry, corruption, terrorism, etc. The insults won’t end until you fix Africa”!





British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has said that there would be an increase in the visa application fee paid by foreign nationals coming into the United Kingdom.




The prime minister said the increase would help bridge the income gap in the UK after the county approved a pay increase in public sector wages.



In other words, they need the Visa increments fees to fund their budget rather than passing the burden on to their citizens. They have to pass it onto the migrants.




Rishi speaking in a Press Conference at Downing Street on Thursday, explained that the increment in visa applications and NHS surcharge had become imperative since the fees have not been increased recently.




He said, “If we’re going to prioritise paying public sector workers more, that money has to come from somewhere else because I’m not prepared to put up people’s taxes and I don’t think it would be responsible or right to borrow more because that would just make inflation worse.



“So, what we have done are two things to find this money. The first is, we are going to increase the charges that we have for migrants who are coming to this country when they apply for visas and indeed something called the immigration health surcharge (IHS), which is the levy that they pay to access the NHS.




“All of those fees are going to go up and that will raise over £1 billion. So, across the board visa application fees are going to go up significantly and similarly for the immigration health surcharge, the migrants who are coming to this country legally have to pay a fee to access the NHS” he said after announcing a wage increase.




“Neither of these fees have been increased recently and we think it is appropriate given the cost of everything, which have gone up.”




More than one million public sector workers, including teachers, police and doctors, have been offered pay rises of between 5%-7%,” the government says.



Under the proposals, police and prison officers in England and Wales would receive a 7% pay rise, while teachers and junior doctors in England would get 6.5% and 6% respectively.



Credit: SkyNews.


Therefore if Nigeria is fixed to the extent of running appropriately, who would need to travel abroad to live?

 



But the nation is incompetently run. The only difference between the UK and Nigeria is leadership.

 


This is why some streets in some estates are empty. Save for a few elderly couples who have crunched their figures and weighed their options before sadly settling back in. Nigerians are selling off houses, land, businesses etc, just to raise funds and leave the country.



This is a crying shame, for a country that has all it takes to lead Africa and the world.



Greg Abolo with other contributions.
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