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Deportation: REPORT ON THE CALL FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AGAINST THE COLLABORATION OF THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY

"In January this year the official representative of the Nigerian Embassy at the Mobil Deportation hearing to Halberstadt (Saxony-Anhalt) did informed the coordinating activist of The VOICE Refugee Forum from Jena, that 2,500 victims which includes documented African Nationals suspected to be Nigerians are been planned for identification to facilitate their urgent deportation from Germany to Nigeria"...read more http://thevoiceforum.org/node/896

The meeting of the Nigerian and Friends Association {NAFA} Jena, with Rex Osa as guest, marks the beginning of the tour to call for community support in the on going protest action against the Nigerian embassy collaboration and abuse to Nigerians and Africans in general.

After the usual agenda of NAFA, Rex Osa - The Nigerian activist of The VOICE Refugee Forum was given the space to inform the NAFA body on the position of the Nigerian embassy as it concerns various abuses as well as the deportation collaboration with the European State for which Germany is key actor.

The issues of the German professed mutual relationship which has been the slogan for the continuous colonial manipulation was also taken into consideration thus bringing us to critically address the Issues as to how Nigerian documents are handled by German officials and departments notwithstanding those issued in the embassy here in Berlin.

Some Nigerian asylum seekers in Thüringen used the opportunity to express their individual experiences as to the inhuman situation they had faced from the German authorities on one hand and the role of the Nigerian embassy on the other hand.

It was also reported in this meeting that in January this year the official representative of the Nigerian Embassy at the Mobil Deportation hearing to Halberstadt (Saxony-Anhalt) did informed the coordinating activist of The VOICE Refugee Forum from Jena, that 2,500 victims which includes documented African Nationals suspected to be Nigerians are been planned for identification to facilitate their urgent deportation from Germany to Nigeria.
Eng/Dt) Call for protest against the deportation interviews in Halberstadt ...http://thevoiceforum.org/node/898

Also considered in the meeting were issues of insult from the Nigerian embassy officials meted on Nigerian nationals who for one reason or the other had cause to seek for support from their supposed embassy from where their welfare is expected to be guaranteed.

The meeting entertained heated arguments on the issue of migration and morals as well as seeing the issue as the usual Nigerian style. We also looked into the major reason for the emigration as well as the Nigerian-German Imposed Isolation and frustration which has led people to illicit and criminal behaviors taking note of the fact that not all Criminalized Blacks are Nigerians as projected by the EU authorities.

We also recognized the sad fact that, the Nigerian Government on its part has consistently proven its determination of not being there for us considering our various experiences as well as the recent comment from the Nigerian Minister of foreign affairs on issue of the Nigerian Murdered in Spain; see http://odili.net/news or http://www.punchontheweb.com

The Nigerian Community in Thueringen unanimously agreed to fully support The VOICE proposal to creating a special network in the name of Nigerian – Africa Forum {NAF} so as to bring together Nigerians from all part of Africa living here in Germany. The NAFA body also supported the ongoing protest action and promised to work towards the mobilization of all the Nigerian Communities in Germany to respond to inhumane collaboration with a nationwide manifestation to protest against the Nigerian Embassy in Berlin.

The meeting was concluded with concrete proposals ranging from strategies of actions and a call for financial support to promote a solid structure for the immediate and long term project of the initiative.

Prior to this meeting with NAFA in Jena, there had been ongoing correspondence with various African community networks like The African people congress {APC} Kassel, Nigerian community Mannheim, Stuttgart and various other Nigerian ethnic networks in the States of Bayern, Baden Wurttemberg and Berlin with target of reaching all the Nigerian communities in Germany.

Just to set the ball rolling, the NGC Mannheim/Ludwigshafen has invited Rex Osa on 13thAugust to meet with the entire body. He is expected to officially inform the NGC body on the actual situation especially as it concerns the various forms of abuse both from the Nigerian and German angles.

The APC , NGC -Stuttgart , Delta indigenes forum-Stuttgart, The Edo community Ulm and the Igbo community in Munich have also indicated their willingness to host further meetings with Rex Osa.

We therefore call for the support of the various Nigerian communities in Germany as we cannot afford to fold our hands while the disguised colonial heritage persists in our Institutions.

We encourage your participation in the Nigerian -African forum so as to create room for information flow and documentation of the situation here in Germany as well as rendering helping hands to one another in times of need.

We Demand:

Stoppage of Abuse and inhuman treatment by the Nigerian embassy

Human Dignity and Respect for all Nigerians.

Amnesty for all undocumented Nigerian and residence right for all Nigerian Refugees in Germany.

Stoppage of deportation collaboration by the Nigerian Embassies.

The event was sponsored by The VOICE e. V,Goettingen and Organised by The VOICE Refugee Forum in Collaboration with the Nigerian and Friends Association – (NAFA) in Jena, Thueringen,
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The next events will take place in Manheim on Saturday 9th August 2008.

We strongly call for financial support for logistics in travelling and otherwise during the tour as this is the only way to mobilize this Voluntary project.

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The First Meeting in Jena:
Nigerian Community Meeting on Deportation collaboration with the German state.

Meeting with Rex Osa in Jena on the 13th of July 2008
Rex Osa is a Nigerian activist of The Voice refugee forum and Author of "The Another face of Colonialism"..http://thevoiceforum.org/node/858
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E N G L I S H :
REPORT ON THE CALL FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT AGAINST THE COLLABORATION OF THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY http://thevoiceforum.org/node/896
"The Another face of Colonialism"..
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/858

D E U T S C H :
Ein anderes Gesicht des Kolonialismus
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/899

Eng/Dt) Call for protest against the deportation interviews in Halberstadt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/898

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Contact:
The VOICE Forum in Baden Wurttemberg
E-mail: thevoice_bdw@yahoo.de,
The VOICE Refugee Forum
E-mail: thevoiceforum@emdash.org
http://thevoiceforum.org

Donation: code "NAF"
Förderverein The VOICE e. V., Göttingen
Bank: Sparkasse Göttingen
Bank Account: 127 829; Bank Code: 260 500 01
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