According to the Senate yesterday, not less than three million Nigerians are living illegally in the United Kingdom (UK), in a statement through its Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Committee Chairman Alhaja Monsurat Sunmonu made the clarification after a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

It also said investigation showed there was no plan by the British government to deport 29, 000 Nigerians, contrary to a recent report.

She said an Assistant Deputy Comptroller–General, Investigations, Intelligence and Enforcement of the NIS,   Mr. T. A   Hundeyin, also confirmed that the 48 Nigerians recently deported from the UK committed various types of crimes and had served prison terms.

Her words: “The deputy comptroller just confirmed to us that it is not true that 29, 000 Nigerians are being deported from the United Kingdom or that the UK government intends to deport 29, 000 Nigerians.