The Comptroller-General (CG) of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, has revoked the residence permits of the expatriate workers in six companies, including Intels Nigeria Ltd., which co-belongs to former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar.
The affected workers were directed to leave the country on or before November 30, 2017, failing which they might be deported.
The Immigration Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, that the revocation was in the exercise of the powers vested on the CG in Section 39 sub-section 1 of Immigration Act 2015 and Section 5, sub-section 5 of the Immigration Regulation, 2017.
He said the revocation of the expatriates’ residence permits followed the withdrawal of the operational licenses of their employers by the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority
Other firms affected by the directive include PRODECO International Ltd., West Africa Machinery Services Ltd.,
Net Global System International Ltd., MGM Logistics Solutions Ltd. and, ORIEAN Investment Ltd.