Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Nigeria Post-Deportation


NOTE: The Unity Centre - located in the UK - is trying to investigate the practice of issuing Emergency Travel Documents to remove/deport people to Nigeria. If anyone knows someone who has been issued ETD or was removed via ETD, who did not meet this criteria, and would like to speak about their direct experiences of this - or experiences representing clients who were removed without meeting the criteria - it would be great to have as many case studies as possible to strengthen the investigation. Please get in touch at unitycentremediaatgmail [dot] com.

Press Statement from the Nigeria High Commission, based in London:


Centre for Youths Integrated Development (CYID)


Plot #873 Shetima Mungono Crescent, 2nd Floor Suite S217 Haramani Plaza Utako behind Berger Yard F.C.T Abuja.
Contact Person: Aihawu Victor
Tel: +234-9-2921158, +234-805-527-9919
Email: aihawu [dot] victoratcyid [dot] org

No 111 Marina Rd, Beside Primary Health Centre Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact person: Yomi Davids
Email: yomi [dot] davidsatcyid [dot] org
Tel: +234-803-720-7078

Kivikaku 8B 21, 15700 Lahti, Finland
Contact Person: Kodjo Isaiah
Tel: +35- 840-809-1764
Email: kodjoisaiahatcyid [dot] org

Quartier Bar Tito/Carre 480 Maison Tevi Gabriel 06 BP 1309, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Contact Person:  Agoundji Lambert
Tel: +229- 94-71-20-20
Email: Mich1lamb1 [dot] mlatgmail [dot] combeninatcyid [dot] org

The Centre for Youth Integrated Development (CYID) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 and incorporated in Nigeria 2007 (CAC/IT/NO 26178) and in Finland 2015 (RC215.538) with offices in Abuja, Lagos and Finland. The principal focus of CYID is to provide support services in particular areas to marginalized and vulnerable youth, which includes: Public Enlightenment on Migration/Trafficking in Persons, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation, Returnees' Re-integration, Capacity-Building on Migration, Foreign Prison Visits.


Post Deportation Support in Nigeria

Tel.: +2348033367067, +2347014651606
Email: post [dot] s30atyahoo [dot] com

Post Deportation Support in Nigeria provides practical and emotional support, picking people up from the airport in Nigeria when they have been deported, helping them to contact any friends or family they may still have in Nigeria, documenting people's stories to raise awareness of the injustice and violent deportations of foreign nationals from the UK and the impact on their family members, keeping in touch and helping with resettlement - such as finding accommodation and employment.