Why UAE refuses work permit applications from Nigerians

 

THE on-going rift between the governments of Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken a new dimension as the Arab country has barred Nigerians from applying for work permits and placed visa restrictions on them.

An official at the Ministry of Labour (MOL) in the UAE confirmed that work permits were being regulated in view of precautionary and preventive measures for COVID-19.

The MOL governs all work-related issues and is responsible for issuing work permits (or labour cards) and imposing labour bans “on those who are entitled to one.”

However, the new regulation imposed by the ministry seems to target only Nigerian nationals. Director of the Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (UAE) Fernando Judel told The ICIR that the restriction was an internal arrangement restricted only to the ministry, and Nigerians seeking to apply for work permit renewals were barred from doing so.

“We have been having that issue for about a week plus now, where some people would apply for this labour or work permit and it would get rejected. This is only for Nigerian nationality, although over the years, we have been having issues like that and the issue always comes when our people indulge in a profile crime.

“If you want to apply, you would see a display in the dialogue box that it is restricted to this nationality being Nigeria. So the person cannot even apply at all, let alone the ministry receiving the application and rejecting it,” Judel told this newspaper.

Recent profile crimes allegedly perpetrated by Nigerians in UAE

It was gathered that on June 15, some Nigerian cultists in Sharjah got into a bloody fight that left more than a dozen people dead, according to unofficial sources.

A footage circulated online showed a group of armed with machetes arriving at an apartment complex in Sharjah where they forcefully gained entry into an apartment and attacked its occupants.

Other videos showed the aftermath of the attack: mutilated bodies lying on the floor of a narrow bloodied hallway.

Further investigations revealed that the clash on June 15 coincided with the 58th anniversary of The Supreme Eiye Confraternity (SEC), also known as the National Association of Airlords, which was formed at University of Ibadan in 1963.

However, a member of the confraternity identified as Habakrier NA Airlord insisted that SEC was not a cult but a socio-cultural brotherhood that believed in the communion of minds and the traditional teachings of the ancient African oratorical practices.

“SEC is not a gang and as such does not engage in gang-related activities. We renounce any forms of violence perpetrated by individuals with nefarious intent within and outside the walls of the Nigerian Ivory Towers as proven by our strategic presence in the National Inter-Frat Council (NIFC) and the SEC initiative of ‘Stop the Confra Wars,’” he said.

But many do not believe his position, given the perceived violent nature of the group.

Another video has also emerged online of a medical practitioner clad in a personal protective clothing calling out some girls for allegedly killing a local after the cult clash and lamenting how the bad behavior of a few Nigerians was robbing off on the entire black population in the UAE.

“Once you’re a Nigerian, they will be running from you. Hushpuppi own dey. Woodberry own dey. Some Nigerians dey do cultism for Sharjah, that one still dey there. Now some girl go kill local. Now, whether you are a Nigerian or Cameroonian, they are just arresting everybody,” he said in pidgin, a local brand of English spoken mainly in west and central Africa.

He called on all Nigerians to assist the police in fishing out those engaged in nefarious activities so that the innocent and hardworking majority would not be made to pay for the sins of a few.

Visa restriction on Nigerians by UAE

Recent infamous activities of some Nigerians may not be unconnected to the recent rejection faced by Nigerians trying to renew their work permits in the UAE, even though the country’s labour ministry claims the measure was put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Judel said only a few persons who had applied for work permits were able to get them on concessionary grounds, adding that “another category of people that get visas is free-zone companies.” He explained that employees in free-zone companies were not affected by this regulation because free-zone companies dealt directly with the immigration department who issued them visas.

In addition, he said any Nigerian who had been issued labour or work permit from the ministry of labour by their employer could get their employment visas renewed with ease.

UAE and visa restrictions on Nigerians

However, Judel frowned at the UAE for arbitrarily restricting visas from Nigerians without an official communication.

“Once they indulge in that profile crimes, the UAE would restrict our visa, whether employment or tourist but over the years it has been happening. For the years back, there has been no official statement about our visa restrictions. When they know that they do not have any stand to justify the restriction, they would tag it anything,” he said.

Last July, the UAE imposed a restriction on Nigerian visas after two rival cult groups – The Neo-Black Movement of Africa (also known as BlackAxe) and The Aromate Group (also known as Barggas) -had a clash also in Sharjah, which resulted in casualties, including the number one leader of the Aromate Group.

The UAE at the time denied blacklisting Nigerians from getting visas into the country. The Embassy in Abuja cited precautionary measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus as the reason for the ‘temporary suspension’ of visas.

“At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE took a number of precautionary measures to combat the virus’ spread, including the temporary suspension on issuing UAE visas for all nationalities as of March 17, 2020,” the Embassy tweeted.

The restriction was eventually lifted in September after Nigeria agreed to allow the operation of Emirates Airlines in Nigeria, which had been suspended due to the pandemic, as disclosed by the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika.

“UAE has written to state that they agree to issue visas to Nigerians.  Consequently, decision has been reached to allow Emirates to fly into Nigeria. Commencement of the Visa issuance is condition precedent. Please bear with this unusual situation. Many thanks,” he said via Twitter.

Flight, COVID-19 and diplomatic row






     

     

    Flights between Nigeria and the UAE have been suspended since March 17 of this year over disagreement relating to COVID-19 testing, which Sirika said was specific to Nigeria.

    It is not immediately clear whether the restriction of visas for Nigerians is calculated to compel the Nigerian government to reconsider its position and accept the UAE’s COVID-19 protocol, which Sirika has described as discriminatory and not backed by science.  This has worsened the diplomatic row between both countries.

    Many Nigerians think the row could have been responsible for work permit denials.

    A Nigerian resident in the UAE who did not want his name mentioned, said things were no longer the same in recent times as many Nigerians were becoming more frustrated with work permit restrictions and ‘ a fallacious labelling of a large number of Nigerians as criminals.’  He said some criminals from other parts of Africa also committed crimes while pretending to be Nigerians, saying that the authorities in the UAE were aware of that reality.

     

     

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    101 COMMENTS

    1. The UAE’s decision to refuse work permit applications from Nigerians stems from various factors, including diplomatic relations, security concerns, and compliance with immigration policies. It’s essential to recognize that such decisions are multifaceted and often based on intricate considerations beyond nationality alone. While these decisions may provoke concern, fostering open dialogue between nations and addressing underlying issues is crucial for mutual understanding and cooperation. It’s imperative for both countries to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve any misunderstandings and work towards fostering a relationship built on trust, transparency, and mutual respect.

    2. With due respect to Dubai government, please take everything that has happened as misunderstanding of Nigerians in UAE my happiness now is those ones that are living bad life here before now has take back to nigeria by the UAE government now please reopen nigerians working permit and resident visa to make they leave good here again

    3. The decision implemented by the UAE government is great. Although southern Nigerians are the one 100% always spoiling our reputation in the diaspora. This is known fact and no one can say isn’t .

    4. UAE pls have mercy on us my Visa will expire by next month 17th and I don’t no wat to do I no longer sleep very well I sleep with my eyes open thinking about my visa and how to get work bcos my company just cancelled me 😭😭😭😭😭😭😤😤😤😤😤😤😭😭😭

    5. UAE pls have mercy on us remember Allah our God forgives whenever we sin and ask for for6😭😭😭😭😭😭my visa will expire by January 17th and I don’t no wat to do right now 😭😭😭😭😢😢😤

    6. This is disheartened, UAE government have all it take to detect and arrest anyone that commit a crim in the country, why should innocent one’s suffering for what they do not know about, it’s uncalled for and sadden, how will they generalized a crime a set of people did, let there be equity and fairness for good ones, the people that committed the crime doesn’t work in any company because if the do they will not have time to fight. There is an adage that says: an idle man is a devil workshop, the worse part is that the ban is affecting the good Nigerians in UAE and bad ones are happy doing their illegal jobs. Indeed things are falling apart. Who will speak for us? Who will hear us out? Who will be touch with our groaning? This labor card banned is getting to a year if not more than, yet we are paying bills it is well with all of us. UAE government should please tender justice with mercy.

    7. UAE Government please help us open working visa some of us have a good record in this country you can check our records before giving us permit to work in your country. We need working permit. Please help us UAE 🇦🇪 🙏

    8. This Issue have been happening in UAE for a long time ok I had a sister who told me she got a connection to travel to Dubai for a job I was happy for her but getting there it was not what we expected that she saw the guy that brought her to Dubai turned her into a prostitutes the worst part of it is that if the girl is sick or in her menstrual cycle she is forced to meet a man if not the so called guy will call his cultist friends they will beat her with cutlass treating her like a slave now I can’t communicate with her again because they collected her mobile for her not to reach to anyone… and they collect there passport threatening all this girls with Cultist and The swearing they did. This Nigerians girls have been suffering in Dubai just to pay off the the sum of 35000 dhrams the guy threatened them to pay if not they will not have their passport. please UAE government should help them because this girls don’t choose to live such life but because they are being threatened so they abide with it…. please Government should do something about it

    9. I don’t blame the UAE for whatever action they have taken against Nigerians living and working in there country bcos they deserve it. UAE is not like Nigeria where anything goes, people from across the Nigerian border can just come in cause mehelm and go Scot free or even enlisted into the army, how on earth can u explain how our younger Nigerians will go to the UAE to practice cultism tell ? They do that mess here in Nigeria and our government seems not to have a solution on how to stop them and now they have extended their stupidness to the diaspora ND u expect they people to keep quiet and watch them destroy Thier country .

    10. It actually a shame being Nigeria. I don’t blame the people I blame the useless government that we have. Someone will graduated 🎓 no job, even find way to help his future by travelling abroad, reaching abroad, lot of racist and again, if you manage to get a job but the salary will be poor….wait let me ask this question not that am supporting the evil but you come to where you don’t have hope and only the street is the way out. What will be you option, those people commiting all those crimes that impose on Nigeria not that they sleep and wakeup and start coming to UAE to cost trouble in this case I still blame UAE government no matter the offence that someone commit by suspending working permit then you are adding more crime because even the good people when their work permit finishes and no way to renew they will still join the street.help Nigeria to help you stopping visa or work permit will not solve this issue this is Nigeria you are dealing with UAE government, we don’t give up.

    11. If that be the case, the UAE should stop issuing visit to nigerians for a while, then when they will start to issue Nigeria visit Visa again, Let there be restrictions that will make it almost impossible to enter the UAE, Like we have in the USA, Canada etc!!

    12. pleease UAE Goverment , we are pleading restore the working parmit to us, we are the good persons in the country , our permit will soon finish pls help us.

    13. Please am begging the UAE government officials and labour officials, they should try to reconsider the working permit issues like me now, I work in china state construction company for good one year and I tell them I want to go an do my SIRA course then they said no problem and after I finish the course I got the certificate then I go to many different security companies to employ me and all they could say is no working permit for Nigerian😭😭 I got ashamed of myself and my country and now am suffering because my visit visa will soon expire by August which always got me thinking where am I going to start and I can’t go to the street to be doing bad things because my mom didn’t brought me up like that and I have kids at home asking money from me. Am very hopeless assuming Nigeria government is doing the right thing for their citizens, we won’t be suffering ourselves in another country am a graduate when I look for a job in my country and I didn’t see any job to secure, that’s why my mom sell her house to sponsor me out of the country and since have been to this country, I thank god I got a job from Chinese company and I didn’t have any bad records with them before I leave the company and I’m sending money to my mom every month for feedings and now everything stop because I can’t get a job just because am from Nigeria please UAE government officials and labour officials should help the ones that have working experience with one or two certificates they have from UAE to get a job, please I am begging in the name of almighty allah give us a working permit to those who have UAE certificates for job opportunities thank you.

    14. It is really disheartening that this situation has taken this long without an official communication. I have asked questions without answers to the Nigerian embassy, the consulate, UAE ministry of emiratisation and human resources, ministry of labour and even CID! All to no avail. No one is able to tell me why I am unable to get a labour contract even after getting series of employment offers. I think both parties should come out and state clearly what the reason is, how it can be solved and when it will be resolved or better still they should ask us to find our lives somewhere else if there is no timeline to resolve this lack of employment so that people dont continue to waste their time and their lives chasing a lost course.

    15. UAE should set out categories. We are pleading in the name of prophet Mohammed.. To show mercy.

      At least, sometimes can be done rather restriction for work permit.. I believed UAE’s governments are kind and excellent.

    16. The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigerian was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against ..
      and again i heard is because of cultists that had clash of killing each other…
      where do we stand and which news do we focus on.
      it almost ine year now that UAE refuse visa to nigerians what about people working in the comoany that their visa got finish that is is not a beginer what are we going to say about it.
      is it because of COVID OR CULTS ISSUES that lead to the BAN or what.
      i call it BAN because if uae give tourist visa and partner visa what is it for are they given it to them to do what with it????? to hang on the street with it or what? to sit down at home with it?? or hanging around with it being jobless.
      why are companies rejecting the nationality work and you will tell me is not ban ?? those partner/tourist visa they are spending a lot of money to do are you giving it to them to do what.

      no visa no work and you are expecting less crime in the country, where labor doesnt help them in time of needy when company is owing them a lot of dept, and still cancel their visa without paying them peny
      sometime i will tell dubai labor workers they dont know their work what is important to them is the money, a labor where a company will take employee documents to cancel without employee consultation of agreement and you don ask a question why his or her visa want to be cancel you dont know if company is owing him or her.
      it shame… Dubai still have a LOT TO LEARN
      solve their problems stop telling them same same in time of your needy because they can solve it them selves by fightung shareding blood on the street.
      THANKS!!!!!!

    17. The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigerian was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against ..
      and again i heard is because of cultists that had clash of killing each other…
      where do we stand and which news do we focus on.
      it almost ine year now that UAE refuse visa to nigerians what about people working in the comoany that th\eir visa got finish that is is not a beginer what are we going top say about it.
      is it because of COVID OR CULTS ISSUES that lead to the BAN or what.
      i call it BAN because if uae give tourist visa and partner visa what is it for are they given it to us to do what with it????? to hang on the street with it or what? to sit down at home with it?? or hanging around with it being jobless.
      why are companies rejecting the nationality work and you will tell me is not ban ?? those partner/tourist visa they are spending a lot of money to do are you giving it to them to do what.

      no visa no work and you are expecting less crime in the country, where labor doesnt help them in time of needy when company is owing them a lot of dept, and still cancel their visa with paying them.
      sometime i will tell dubai labor workers they dont know their work what is important to them is the money, a labor where a company will take employee documents to cancel without employee consultation of agreement and you don ask a question why his or her visa want to be cancel you dont know if company is owing him or her.
      it shame… Dubai still have a LOT TO LEARN

    18. I don’t just know why some people will come to a peaceful country and started doing as if they were still in the same country, the charity began at home, and i believe some of this i**** didn’t have a penny on visa talk less of tickets, what a Shameless generation, we all came to Dubai to see our daily foods. And to put a smile on our families, we all are suffering right now and no work, we innocent people are suffering from it, it’s a big problem for us

    19. Those who are committing crime in UAE are not working in any company,they only use it to affect those working legally in UAE. UAE government should be open the work permit and should be given to those Nigerians that do not have criminal record and can collect clearance from the police. There is one thing for sure, those who are committing crime are not affected by the work permit because they are not working in any company and they still have resident visa. UAE government should please help us.

    20. Pls UAE don’t behave daibolical on Nigeria pls for the shake of God .pls Release the working permit for Nigeria .. house pls any latest information

    21. If UAE government will let us to help them to fight this people that is bringing problems to us been the good ones it will be much better, they should just give us go ahead other to do so, believe me just only 1 year all Nigerias in UAE will be behaving normal, 1 we will start by giving visa for people who want to come over here to work, they have to come with their own visa, once u reach here u can look for job by ur self and ur passport will keep by UAE government, while for those who are here with visa, we will give them amnesty with 6 months free visa to run around to get money so that we can also give them their own permanent visa and each visa will be 3years only and all the passport will keep by UAE and the visa will go with terms and conditions, as we are given u the visa u will sign up a later with us that if u find u commit any crimes here, u will face 5years in prison with deportation and fine of 5000ead and after deportation u will not come back to UAE again, my dear believe me after all this our Nigeria guys will comport very well and behave like human beings

    22. Please UAE government . it’s not all Nigeria are not good please Nd please given the second chance my work permit about to finish and UAE aren’t grant Nigeria visa how to du it

    23. UAE government please don’t use the bad behavior of others to justify some good and hard working others here in UAE.. please you can stop those by arresting those who don’t have valid pepper’s here they are the people causing problems please… some of us came here to work and help our families 🙏

    24. UAE government please 🙏 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏pardon us…alot of Nigeria 🇳🇬 now are suffering 😢here in UAE….pls we beg the uae(government to forgive us…)

    25. UAE government please we plead for mercy we are not here for any violence just here to help our families

    26. please we the innocent once in uae, plead that please dont take all of us as the same anyone of us violating ur law should be taking his/her plead by the government of uae .let everyone carry his cross

    27. I please the UAE Govement to consider we nigeria with good intention, the Bless month is at the conner [RAMADAN] MUHAMMED {S.A.W] Be with all UAE & CO.

    28. Please Uae on behalf of Nigerians and other African countries in uae Please we are very sorry for our misbehaviour. I’m almost stranded please I have worked so hard to reach where I am today , please please 🥺

    29. Uae govt should pls pardon us so many nigerians are working hard . have been processing this traveling stuff over 1year plus oh lord have mercy on us , they ar so much homes suffering from critical issues UAE consider us.

    30. Salam alaikum to u all, pls d UAE government shud pls do something about this 2yrs working visa, God bless d UAE govt, pls think of what to do about it. This is really affecting us. Pls help us may Allah reward u, amin

    31. What will I do my Visa will expired on 20 Jan 2022 somebody should help me on how to reach UAE Visa department

    32. pls my question is that is uae are used to extend the visa time when its expire , because my visa will expire on 22 this month and uae embassy were close no flight from nigeria to uae due to pandemic civid-19 ,pls my brother or sister answer my quetion. or is anybody know uae email so that i can mail them ask question thanks.

    33. Our company HR just inform me now that my visa was rejected, I am the only Nigerian in the company we have many other African nationality they got there own visa easily why Nigerians all time for god sake

    34. Please I pray for them to start given Nigerias permit, we want to respect our work, they should not use another person crime to punish innocent ones alla will not be happy about that. UAE police know the job they can get those people committing crime, we can not be suffering for other people crime, they should think if the worship alla with truth.

    35. As far as these issue is regarding, Denying visa is not a solution to these problem because it will mercilessly cause a huge unemployment and will lead to another crime. Advicibly the UAE and Nigerian government should come to table and strengthen their bilateral policy to come of with a good plan in order to save those that are innocent.
      Thank you.

    36. UAE SHOULD KNOW THAT THOSE COMITTING CRIME AND ALL THAT IN THE COUNTRY DOES NOT HAVE RESIDENCE VISA AND HAS NO JOB .THEY ARE ONLY HERE TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF THE GOOD AND INNOCENT AND HARDWORKING NIGERIANS .AS FOR CRIME HERE IN UAE ITS NOT ONLY NIGERIANS ,EVEN OTHER AFRICAN PEOPLE COMMITE MORE AND DO HIDE UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF NIGERIA . UAE AT THEIR BEST EXPERTISE CAN HANDLE THOSE BAD EGGS WITHOUT INFLICTING PAINS TO THE INNOCENT ONES WORKING HARD TO HELP THEMSELVES AND FAMILY

    37. Most of the people who are committed this crime are not under labor because labor are working tirelessly in UAE I believe we will not having that time of cultists after 12hrs and 2hrs traveling plus two off we very innocent to this issues.

    38. May almighty Allah continue to bless united Arab emirates please uae government please consider we that are innocent in united Arab emirates…… From lawal Babatunde gafar

    39. GOD have mercy on us, been in this country for almost two years now, struggling to get a good job and still maintain my dignity as a woman,with my respect for this country because I no what they are capable of doing in when it comes to fishing out any atrocities committed in this country,I want to assume this issue is more than the bad act from some African which includes Nigeria also… whatever it is …I hope and believe GOD will take over and cause the government to reconsider their decision while considering the responsible and eligible Nigerians
      UAE government pls

    40. I have to two things to call d attention of uae govt into as follows (1) arrest those people calling themselves agents because many of them are complicating to d hardships of employees in terms of getting jobs. (2) try to fix-out the bad ones amongst d rest for future purposes because UAE is developing day by day in terms everything. Nigerians are in America, Europe,etc and most of them are doing good and those doing otherwise had been sent back home accordingly,so uae govt should inculcate d same habit here in order to proof how developed ur country is.

    41. This is so unfair the UAE government should temper justice with mercy.considering the fact that some of us Nigerians did not worth living in UAE due to our bad behavior

    42. We sincerely call on Nigeria governments to please wake up and rescue us from this unpalatable situations, over 500 people have lost jobs and employment opportunities. We can’t afford to continue this way, Nigeria is a great nation with responsible citizens and Government, this is the time to rise to the situation and ensure this issue is sorted before our 61st Anniversary.

      We are proud of getting value for our time and efforts here in UAE, 1st of October is our independence day, we plead to the UAE govts to make the day memorable and remarkable for us by reversing the visa ban restrictions.

      Long live Nigeria, Long live United Arab Emirates.

    43. I plead with the government of UAE to kindly allow the innocent NIGERIAN that love to work in your country by giving them work permit to enable them working there legally. I beg you for ALLAH’s sake. Thank you. God bless the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

    44. UAE Government hould heve mercy on innocent Nigerians inside the country by resuming work permit for them. Furthermore we that are in home country (Nigeria) with pending work permit should be allowed to get/finish our work permit so as to resume. Nigeria is not easy for us due to the condition of the country.

      As at March 2020, my work permit ought to have been issued bt due to covid-19 n this work permit restriction, I’m still in Nigeria. Although I’ve collected my pre-permit.

      UAE Government Pls Have Mercy.

    45. I want to believe that Nigerians in diaspora organisation (UAE branch) has visited the ministry of Labour in Dubai in peaceful protest with different placards accepting the wrongs committed by the bad ones amongst and pleading for forgiveness on their behalf. Reminding them of the innocent, committed and law abiding majority one are the ones suffering for the sins of the useless few. They should let them understand that since the ban takes place many homes had been pushed into poverty. They should give them plenty of assurance that Nigerians are not criminals

    46. I want to believe that Nigerians in diaspora organisation (UAE branch) has visited the ministry of Labour in Dubai in peaceful protest with different placards accepting the wrongs committed by the bad ones amongst and pleading for forgiveness on their behalf. Reminding them of the innocent, committed and law abiding majority one are the ones suffering for the sins of the useless few. They should let them understand that since the ban takes place many

    47. This is obviously a scenario of using and dumping people. Whoever that made the law that;
      ” The good ones will also suffer for the crime they didn’t commit” needs a brain reset. This absolutely racist.

    48. Please let UAE government try to visit some companies in UAE we have so many good Nigerias who are working with their company and they visit has expired and they need to renew it back and start their work again, UAE should please let those one to renew their visa they are innocent people like me I am a security guard and my visa will expire this month what can I do… I want to work let Dubai government help us we are not the bad one, I have been in UAE for 5 years and I never committed any crime

    49. I opened the file for my heavy truck license. I have passed the yard and parking tests but since all this started to surface ,they have not even given me a call to resume classes let alone put me in the list for the final road test. I have spent so much money just to stay and live legally in this country. Right now I’m almost frustrated.
      God please help us . Help those who are innocent and hard working. Please UAE GOVERNMENT pls hear the cry of the innocent black men in this country.🙏🙏🙏🙏

    50. Nawa ooo God help we Nigerians, Nigerians always Left a bad record wherever their go so bad and unfortunate, I am processing my Visa to travel this year December I pray that The ban should be lift before that Time and God should guide and protect the innocent Nigerian citizen there

    51. UAE government is the best,we know what our brothers and sisters are doing here,is very bad,but they should consider those who are crime free,who have been working with companies for more than 5 to 10years without any crime or police case,we are pleading on dubai government to please lift the ban on those who are working and issue us work permit,Not all Nigeria are bad,likewise other countries,there are good ones and bad one,they should bring those bad ones to book and punish them and lift the ban on those who are working with sincere heart without any crime,we are pleading, many of us come from a poor families,and our families depends on us for their daily bread,we are pleading to consider the poor one’s

    52. I don’t know when these ban will be lifted ..becos seriously these jus unfair…have jus been told by my owner of my company that no Visa renwal for Nigerians…having crying ..Jus today and I can’t return home now …I have not saved enough ….Visa change is now 2400AED …God what is happening…Am confused …my last hope is to work in Expo 2020 and insha Allah that Amensty to come next year so I can return home ..becos I can’t return home empty handed…its a shame

    53. Pls UAE government have mercy on us Nigeria is not that easy for us pls loft the ban on us release the working permit visa for is this as affect my coming to UAE since last two month now

    54. This is a very horrible situation many of here has been frustrated, my labour finished since March but I couldn’t get any job nor been able to renew because some issues related to some Nigerians and there misbehaviour till now it got worst,
      What kind of thing is this.

    55. It is true that so many Nigerians are misbehaving but i still believe that UAE has a very intelligent officers that can fish out those criminals and send me them back to were they are coming from or send them to prison. Their are Nigerians who are working genuinelyt to help their families and better their life’s please dont let they bad eggs among us deprive us from the country

    56. Please God help us on this situation for over 2 years now my Visa was out but do to flight suspended I still in this nonsense country calls Nigeria,we sick for ur help or Lord

    57. Please God help us on this situation for over 2 years now my Visa was out but do to flight suspended I still in this nonsense country calls Nigeria,we sick for ur help or Lord

    58. Comment: please I beg the father of UAE to please help us out from this problem, some Nigerian came here to work Y some came here to create problem for others please
      UAE government need to forgive all Nigerians and use their security and caught the bad boys and send them back and banned them not to come here again

    59. Please uae governments we beg you help us we are really suffering I just came here two weeks and I got a job but due to work visa issue they say they will not employ me,please we beg you uae government have mercy on us,and Nigeria government should help us

    60. is very obvious that UAE doesn’t need the man power of Nigerian…today I was told by my PRO in charge of Visa..that UAE labor department has closed the renew of Nigerian employment Visa…am sad ..really sad …but when there is life..there is hope …Aluta continuna..but God knows have been of good conduct for the pass 2yrs in these country …but no shaking…everywhere go stew Las Las…one love my brothers and sister

    61. the highest level of frauds I have ever seen is in UAE, where Pakistans, Indias Egyptians, and every Asian countries but especially these 3 countries will form a company and will be collecting big amount of money as a Visa fee from people in the name of giving them a job especially from Nigerians, before you know it they will close the office and run,and government can not do anything about that now tell me what do you think the job seekers will do, to go and die for hunger or to go back to his/her county ?. but if any black commit a crime or fight the news will sprayed everywhere, they will say they are Nigerians while they may not be Nigerians…. so UAE government should stop banning Nigeria nationality from getting work permits because the more they ban us from mol and work permits the same people will commit crimes, this is because if you ban us from getting work permits you are making us to get too much overstay so if we can not pay for overstay and we can not get a job what do you expect?.. since years they have been putting over stay load on our heads and believe me some people can not pay for whatever they call it…apart from Nigerians fighting them Nigerians have not committed the crimes other nationalities are committing in UAE,like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, philistines, Egypt and others….. so they should focus on who ever that commit any crime and let the innocent ones do their job,… this is the truth,,

    62. Uae government should please forgive us, we are really suffering here, without work. I changed my company got a job as nurse buy because of labour I loose the job. Am not the kind of person that like to sit at home, just crying always, feel so helpless Nigerian is not a easy country to go back to.. Uae government should please pity some of us that are good, it’s not all Nigerians that are bad, have been here since 2015 but still don’t have plans to go back.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    63. SERIOUSLY THIS ISSUE GOT ME WORRIED, I DONT NO WAT TO SAY, BUT AM PLEADING TO UAE GOVERNMENT TO FORGIVE AND FORGET, HELP US TO LIFT THIS BAN, WE NO THAT SOME ARE BAD BUT PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON THE INNOCENT ONE’S AND LIFT THE BAN, NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WHERE ARE YOU? WE ARE SUFFERING HERE, PLEASE COME TO OUR AID. THANKS

    64. My contract expired since July 26….. Wanted to renew, they said no, I can’t renew!!! Now they have cancelled me! 😩😭😭 I don’t have no where to go to, no family,no relative, no friend here! Please UAE and Nigeria should settle their problem, there are bad ones we know but pls don’t judge de whole of us as bad we still have genuine ones among us pls God hear our prayer 🙏

    65. My contract expired since July 26….. Wanted to renew, they said no, I can’t renew!!! Now they have cancelled me! 😩😭😭 I don’t have no where to go to, no family,no relative, no friend here! Please UAE and Nigeria should settle their problem, there are bad ones we know but pls don’t judge de whole of us as bad we still have genuine ones among us pls God hear our prayer 🙏

    66. I think this kind of act of uae should stop how can you punished innocent peoples for the crime they are not committed ? This is unfair 😒 I hv similar experience with them back then anyway alihadulihi

    67. Pls nigeria government come out to help us .about of d employment visa .he is to easy how to pay bed space. and feed.my contract alread finish.

    68. Please UAE have mercy on us the innocent ones it’s because of the ban of flights that made my visa expired on 30th july now am planning to do another visa please have mercy and lift the ban on us thanks

    69. Every Nigerians shouldn’t cancel from his or her company for now. If your contracts finished please renew from the same company it’s not hard. This is a trying time for Nigerians in UAE. No matter how small your salary might be in your current company try to renew there. No body knows when the ban will be lifted. Thanks

    70. but I believe it’s not in every state ..becos the crime was committed in Dubai …Dubai and Abu Dhabi placed the suspension…but I am believing its doesn’t affect the rest 5 state…please UAE government thier some good Nigerians…crimes do happen in USA and many powerful countries..do they punish the full citizens..capital No ..that how its done..they fish out the participant of the crime….its even written in the holy book you dont punish other for another man sin …please dont let us go back to our country in shame ..we beg you..please we beg you..😭😭😭😭😔😔😔

    71. In every country, some are good and some are bad, this issue of suspension is affecting the innocent one’s. I believe the UAE have a powerful security system that is able to track down the people who involved themselves in any criminative act. I dont think is a good idea to punish the innocent along with the bad one’s. They should treat it like the case of crate of eggs, where u take off the contaminated one off the crate in order not to throw the whole eggs away. Track the guys who commit the crime and let it not affect the others. Denying Visa will not solve the issues but rather worsen it by punishing the innocent. Please look into this so the innocent one can be free. Just my opinion. Thank u

    72. Hello pls Nigerian government help us and we the Nigerians in UAE let’s try and be of good behaviour as God has given us second chance

    73. Pls Nigerian government pls come to our help . I have been in nigeria waiting for my employer visa for over 8 months now before now this employment visa doesn’t take more than a month to come. Pls is only Nigerians also can advice themselves to behave well this time because I believe God has given us a second chance .

    74. Very bad news. Yesterday my boss took me tassel so as to renew my contract but we were told my contract cannot be renewed because I am a Nigerian. Now, I am preparing to go back to Nigeria. I have been working in uae for the past four years. Where do I start from in Nigeria.

    75. I plead with UAE authority we know that some people are bad and bad behavior but everybody are not the same …I have been here since last year suffering in other to get a job to the extent that I have do Visa change more than three times now.the reason why I keep doing visa change is because I promise my self and my family before coming that I will not go against the law of this country many companies has cheated me do give me many evil behavior but I still stand one the promise that I give to my parents now I have gotten offer from one company that want to train me for bike delivery though am a professional for nigeria but as the law of this country is I most go training I cried everyday even now as I am writing this comment I dey cry because the labour rejected my e_visa … please here our cry 😭😭😭😭 open this ban because the good ones is suffering for what they didn’t commit . May the Alla bless you as you do it for us am here to work In other to support my poor family am here to go against the law of the country please sir here our cry

    76. It’s unfortunate that innocent Nigerians who are the majority in the UAE are passing through hard times despite being hard working focus committed and determined to Excel in there various legitimate occupation careers. I will humbly subject the UAE government and it’s reliable security forces to help safeguard the honest identity of hard working and sincere Nigerians like us who are working tirelessly in our representative companies and will also wish to experience and apply for greater opportunities in a new company. Please, we should never let the sins and punishment for the few lawless ones affect damage the dignity of the innocent and sincere majority who are hard working, committed and law abiding. Thank you

    77. I have been patiently working for this company with a very poor salary and poor treatment for over 7 months now just to fulfill the labor demand of 6 months probation before cancelling with an employer to avoid ban. I pray everyday to get a better paying job cos i’m highly certified by an international body for my job role which cost me a total of 15,000 AED (#1.5m). As God may have it, I’ve got an offer worth 3 times of my present salary but I’m afraid my new employer may not be able to process my visa cos of the restrictions and i would have to cancel from my present job before the new employer gets to try.

    78. Hi, I have been working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for over four years without any record of crime. I got a job offer from a new company but I was unable to change my visa because of suspension uae g

    79. Thank you I have worked here for 2 good year’s and my company issues me a labour visa and after my contract comes to an end i manage to get another job from another company but labour refuse to grant me an employment Visa am a Nigeria but everybody is not as bad as other people’s i came here to work but government is now denies me a visa

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