The United Kingdom (UK) government has implemented a ban preventing health and care workers from Nigeria and other foreign countries from bringing their dependents to the country, the Global News reports.

This directive was conveyed in a brief statement released via the UK Home Office’s verified X handle on Monday, March 11.

According to the statement, the measure is part of the government’s strategy to curtail migration into the country.

The UK government further mentioned that overseas care workers brought approximately 120,000 dependents to the UK in the year ending September 23.

The statement reads: “From today, care workers entering the UK on Health and Care Worker visas can no longer bring dependants.

“This is part of our plan to deliver the biggest ever cut in migration.”

Recall that the Home Office of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, Jan 2, announced the commencement of the implementation of its policy banning Nigerian students and other overseas students from bringing in dependants via the study visa route.

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