The federal government of Nigeria has revoked the resident permits of expatriate staff of Intels Nigeria Limited and five other companies for operating without valid license within the country’s Oil and Gas Free Zone.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, in an official statement with the affected companies names as PRODECO International Limited, West Africa Machinery Services Limited, Net Global System International Limited, MGM Logistics Solutions Limited, and ORIEAN Investment Limited.
The government has given the affected staff in the six companies till Thursday, November 30, 2017 to leave Nigeria, or be deported on the orders of the Minister of Interior.
The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, who announced the revocation order in Abuja through the agency’s spokesperson, Sunday James, said the action was pursuant to the powers vested in his office by section 39 subsection 1 of the Immigration Act 2015 and section 5, subsection 5 of the Immigration Regulation 2017.
The statement read: “Consequently, Babandede has directed that the expatriate staff of the affected companies above leave Nigeria not later than November 30, 2017.