THE Senate chairman of the Committee on Interior (APC, Edo North) Adams Oshiomhole, has claimed that foreign prisoners are working in construction sites in the country.
Oshiomhole, who is a former governor of Edo State made the disclosure, when the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, appeared before the National Assembly Joint Committees on Interior for a budget defence session.
Oshiomhole urged the minister to regulate the issuance of quotas to foreigners.
According to him, the prisoners were working in construction sites in Nigeria and were paid the minimum wage of their countries.
The senator told the minister said that the ministry of interior needed “to regulate the issuance of the quotas very well as I have it on good authority that prisoners from foreign lands are working in Nigeria as construction workers.
“I don’t want to mention the companies’ names, but if I’m provoked, I’ll mention them.
“Many non-Nigerians are in the country, some of them live inside containers. They were being paid according to their country’s minimum wage by the construction industry that brought them.”