Nigerians and other nationals have been informed by the Canadian Government  that its immigration office does not accept refugee applications directly from people.

According to The Punch it also said no one could guarantee approval of immigration applications except Canadian migration officers.

The Office of the High Commission of Canada to Nigeria revealed the development it in a statement.

In a tweeted @CanHCNigeria from the High Commission, it was disclosed that the notice was important in light of “great interest in Canadian immigration programs” received lately.

The statement titled, ‘A message from the Government of Canada’, read, “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, other designated referral organizations and private sponsors to identify individuals in need of resettlement, and who are outside their home country.

“You cannot apply directly for resettlement. You must be referred to Canada by a designated referral organization or a private sponsor.