FG orders deportation of 10 Egyptians, 7 Sri-Lankans

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Mr Sunday James, Public Relations Officer, Nigeira Immigration Service (NIS)

By Ibironke Ariyo

Abuja –    Federal has approved deportation of 10 Egyptians and seven Sri-Lankans with immediate effect.

Mr Sunday James, Public Relations Officer, Nigeira Immigration Service (NIS), disclosed this a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday Abuja.

James said that Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbeshola, had signed deportation order pursuant to section 45, subsection 2, section 46, subsection 1 and Section 47, subsection 1 of the Nigeria Immigration Act 2015.


He said that the 10 Egyptians had violated the conditions for entry and the Minister had ordered deportation with immediate effect.

“Seven Sri-Lankans that were jailed for petroleum product related offences after serving jail terms were ordered by the court to be deported to country as well.

“The minister also signed the deportation order of one Ali Mahamat Taher to France and one Kasinathan Ramasamy to who were found to be involved activities violating the conditions of entry into Nigeria.


“Taher found to be engaged in activities capable of undermining the security of a friendly neighbouring country to Nigeria in , Borno .

“While Ramasamy found working as a shop attendant in Kano,” he said.

NAN reports that the Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, had directed that all migrants in Nigeria should comply with the laws guiding their residence and entry following the resumption of international flight.

“The public are hereby advised to note that all exemptions granted to migrants due to COVID-19 has elapsed,”he had said.