The Canadian High Commission in Nigeria has said it does not accept refugee applications directly from people.
The commission in a statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday, November 11, said it only considers applications from individuals who must be referred by a designated referral organisation or a private sponsor.
It further warned against the peddling of rumours and false information online regarding the applications.
The statement reads partly: “Canadian Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, Consulates-General or Honorary Consulates do not accept refugee applications directly from people.
“Canada works with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), other designated referral organizations and private sponsors to identify individuals in need of resettlement, and who are outside their home country.”