27 July 2016
The Federal Government says it has deported three Koreans for immigration-related offences and warned expatriates to respect Nigeria’s immigration laws.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Spokesperson of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Ekpedeme King, on Wednesday in Abuja.
It gave the names of those deported as Lee Yoo Song, Lee Byeung Woo and Moon Een Soo.
It said that the Minister of Interior, retired Lt. -Gen. Abdulrahaman Dambazau, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Immigration Act 2015 signed the Deportation Order.
“With the deportation order in force, the three Koreans will not be eligible to enter Nigeria again through any port in the next 10 years,’’ King stated.
He added that the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, had warned expatriates and employers in the country to obey all laws or face sanction.
“Without prejudice to the foreign investments drive of government, the Comptroller – General of Immigration wishes to use this opportunity to caution all expatriates and their employers in Nigeria to respect the laws of the country, as the Nigeria Immigration Service is determined to implement all aspect of immigration laws in public interest,” he stated.
The statement assured expatriates with valid documentation of the protection of their rights and dignity.