The Czech Republic has promised to pay immigrants from Nigeria and five other countries to leave the country and never return.
According to Remix, a newspaper based in Czech Republic, the gesture is being run by the country’s interior ministry under a programme tagged ‘Returns’.
The report said the country has promised to pay Nigerian immigrants and their counterparts from Afghanistan, Iraq, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam if they voluntarily decide to leave.
“Each individual could get funds ranging between 40,000 and 100,000 CZK. First funded returns should be processed in the third quarter of 2019,” the report read.
“The program focuses particularly on migrants Anyone who voluntarily leaves the country and promises not to return not only to the Czech Republic but to the EU, will be eligible for the money.
“Returns is supposed to help them fund transportation costs and integration in their country of origin including accommodation, household equipment or domestic animal expenses.”
Remix further quoted the Czech Republic interior ministry as saying the programme will be suitable for all categories of foreigners, including those “legally in the country, illegals and asylum seekers”.
“Allocation for the program amounts to 60 million CZK, 75 percent is to be covered from the European Asylum, migration and integration fund,” it said.