Nigeria approves deportation of Taher, Ramasamy


RAUF Aregbesola, minister of Interior, has authorised the deportation of Ali Mahamat Taher to France and Kasinathan Ramasamy to India.

They were found to be involved in activities violating the conditions of their entry into Nigeria.

The minister gave the deportation order in the exercise of the powers vested on him in Section 45 subsection (2) and Section 46 Subsection (1), and Section 47 Subsection (1) of the Immigration Act 2015.

Taher was found to be engaged in activities capable of undermining the security of a friendly neighbouring country to Nigeria in Maiduguri, Borno state, while  Ramasamy was found working as a shop attendant in Kano.

Also, 10 Egyptians that violated the conditions for their entry were also deported by the order of the minister.

Meanwhile, seven Sri-Lankans that were jailed for petroleum product related offences after serving their jail terms were ordered by the court to be deported to their country.

In view of the resumption of international flights, Muhammad Babandede, comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service,  has directed that all migrants in Nigeria should comply fully with the laws guiding their residence and entry.

The public is advised to note that all special exemptions granted to migrants due to COVID-19 has elapsed, a release by Sunday James, NIS public relations officer said.

– Sept. 25, 2020 @ 9:13 GMT /

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