Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has revoked the resident permits of expatriate staff in six Nigerian companies, including Intels Nigeria Limited, co-owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
The other companies include Prodeco International Limited, West Africa Machinery Services Limited, Net Global System International Limited, MGM Logistics Solutions Limited, Oriean Investment Limited.
The Immigration in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, said the Comptroller-General NIS, Muhammad Babandede, gave the directive.
Babandede, according to him is in the exercise of the powers vested on him in section 39, subsection 1 of immigration act 2015 and section 5, subsection 5 of the Immigration regulation 2017 after withdrawal of the operational licenses of the companies by the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority.
The affected staff in the six companies were given up to Thursday, November 30, 2017 to leave Nigeria, or be deported on the orders of the Minister of Interior.
The statement read: “Consequently, Babandede has directed that the expatriate staff of the affected companies above leave Nigeria not later than November 30, 2017.
“They might be recommended to the Honourable Minister of Interior for deportation should they fail to leave the country as directed by the CGI,’’ James added.