The Federal Government has approved the immediate deportation of 36 Indians and two Koreans with immediate effect.
The Indian nationals were said to have gained entry into the country with fake visas and counterfeit immigration stamps, while the Koreans failed to regularise their stay upon the expiration of their contract with the Zamfara State Government.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who signed the deportation order in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, said the directive was pursuant to Section 45 (2), (3) and (4) of the Nigeria Immigration Act, 2015.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Umar, said the affected nationals included An Sik and Jon SU Gyong of the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea.
The Indian nationals are Mr Sajji, Mrs Sajji Arvini, Mrs Sunil Babujumma, Mrs Meemi, Mr Papachi, Mr Deva, Mr Rajani, Mrs Kiran Shivachadra and Mr Shivachadra, among others.
He reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to empower the Nigeria Immigration Service to enhance enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.
The minister advised all foreign nationals to operate within legal provisions, noting that Nigeria would not compromise on its immigration laws.