Foreign Prisoners Working At Construction Sites In Nigeria, Paid Their Country’s Minimum Wage – Oshiomhole Alleges



Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that foreign prisoners are working in construction sites in Nigeria.

Oshiomhole, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Interior, disclosed this when the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, appeared before the National Assembly Joint Committees on Interior for a budget defence session yesterday.

He said these prisoners working in construction sites in Nigeria are paid the minimum wage of their countries.

Oshiomhole, therefore, urged the minister to regulate the issuance of quotas to foreigners.

According to Oshiomhole: “Your ministry needs to regulate the issuance of the quotas very well as I have it on good authority that prisoners from foreign lands are working in Nigeria as construction workers.

“Many non-Nigerians are in the country, some of them live inside containers. They were being paid according to their country’s minimum wage by the construction industry that brought them.

“I don’t want to mention the companies’ names, but if I’m provoked, I’ll mention them.”


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