Immigration Blocks 58 Nigerian Doctors From Leaving For The UK – Channels Television

Immigration Blocks 58 Nigerian Doctors From Leaving For The UK – Channels Television

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NIS Comptroller-Total, Mr Muhammad Babandede, speaks in Abuja on September 6, 2019.The Nigerian Immigration Service said on Friday that it had blocked 58 scientific doctors from leaving the nation by the Murtala Muhammed Global Airport in Lagos by task of a chartered flight.Per a press release signed by Immigration spokesman, Sunday James, the doctors had no visa for entry to the UK, while completely two had a genuine visa.The statement pressured out that the NIS had obtained no notification from the “Ministry of Well being in Nigeria or any known Scientific physique” of the doctors’ itinerary.The NIS added that it “isn’t very any longer going to permit other folk or groups of effectively-trained Nigerians who would possibly perchance well also gentle know the procedures for travelling out of their nation and the necessities” to flout relevant felony tricks, especially amid a coronavirus pandemic.“This is to avoid refusal of Entry and repatriation abet to Nigeria amidst Covid-19 pandemic and spreading of identical besides to flouting the Federal Government’s directive on restriction of world flights except for mandatory reason as licensed by govt,” the statement said.The chartered flight, the NIS said, has already left with out the doctors.Read the full NIS statement:NIS/SHQ/PRU/29010th July 2020PRESS RELEASENIS REFUSES DEPARTURE OF 58 NIGERIAN MEDICAL DOCTORS TO LONDON THROUGH MURTALA MUHAMMED INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LAGOS BY A CHARTERED FLIGHT1. The Nigeria Immigration Service, Murtala Muhammed Global Airport, Ikeja, Lagos has refused departure of fifty-eight (58) Nigerian Scientific doctors who attempted traveling aboard a UK hump plane flight number ENT 550, registration number SP-ES that flew in from London. Fifty-Six (56) of the Scientific doctors had no Visa for entry to United Kingdom, while completely two (2) had visa.2. The Fifty-eight (58) Scientific Scientific doctors had been refused departure fixed with Part 31 subsection 2a and b, on powers conferred on the Comptroller Total of Nigeria Immigration Service by the Immigration Act 2015, to restrict departure of any individual below the stipulations said within the Act. The chartered flight licensed for touchdown in Nigeria used to be to lift forty-two (42) scientific doctors for a practicing program but they had been fifty-eight (58) with completely two (2) having Visa for entry into UK, a dilemma that calls for refusal of departure.3. The Nigeria Immigration Service because the agency saddled with protect a watch on of entry and departure from Nigeria of different folk isn’t very any longer going to permit other folk or groups of effectively-trained Nigerians who would possibly perchance well also gentle know the procedures for travelling out of their nation and the necessities, which consist of having a genuine visa for entry real into a commute keep nation to switch away. This is to avoid refusal of Entry and repatriation abet to Nigeria amidst Covid-19 pandemic and spreading of identical besides to flouting the Federal Government’s directive on restriction of world flights except for mandatory reason as licensed by govt.4. There is now not any genuine verbal change to the Service from the Ministry of Well being in Nigeria or any known Scientific physique notifying the NIS of the breeze back and forth of this need of Scientific Scientific doctors. The Airplane has departed for London with out the Scientific Scientific doctors.5.The Comptroller Total of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR, is taking this opportunity to insist Nigerians to for all time adhere to breeze back and forth protocols and confirm that they’ve Valid passports with Valid Visa to the nation they intended travelling to sooner than going to any Airport, Seaport or Land Border Retain a watch on to avoid refusal to switch away.Signed DCI Sunday James pcc Service Public Relatives Officer For: Comptroller Total of Nigeria Immigration Service
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