The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria has dismissed a report that its Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, begged President Muhammadu Buhari for at least one million Nigerian immigrants.


CBTV had reported that the Canadian PM had written to Buhari to allow at least one million Nigerians move to Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

However, the Canadian embassy took to its official Twitter account (@CanHCNigeria) on Tuesday, April 16, to dismiss the story as false.

“If you’ve seen this link on your social media timeline, don’t fall for it. This story is not true,” the commission posted with a screenshot of the story.

The commission further praised the important contributions of Nigerians in Canada, disclosing that over 4,200 Nigerians were approved for permanent residency in 2017.