In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, July, 2020

Immigration Service Stops 58 Nigerian Medical doctors From Flying Out To The UK

Immigration Service Stops 58 Nigerian Doctors From Flying Out To The UK

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Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos, have refused departure of 58 Nigerian docs.

The Spokesman of the service, Sunday James, disclosed this in a press release made out there to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

Mr James stated the docs tried touring aboard a UK sure plane flight quantity ENT 550, registration quantity SP-ES that flew in from London.

In response to him, 56 of the docs had no visa for entry to the UK, whereas solely two (2) had visas.

“The 58 Medical Medical doctors had been refused departure according to Part 31 subsection 2a and b, of Act 2015.

“This implies, on powers conferred on the Comptroller Common, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, to ban departure of any particular person below the circumstances said within the Act.

“The chartered flight authorized for touchdown in Nigeria was to hold 42 medical docs for a coaching program however they had been 58 with solely two having visas for entry into the UK.

“A state of affairs that requires refusal of departure,” he stated.

Mr James stated NIS because the company saddled with management of entry and departure from Nigeria of individuals wouldn’t permit people or teams of well-educated Nigerians to disobey the legal guidelines.

He added that those that ought to know the procedures for travelling out of their nation and the necessities, which embrace having a sound visa for entry right into a vacation spot nation to depart, mustn’t violate the legal guidelines.

“That is to keep away from refusal of entry and repatriation again to Nigeria amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

“And likewise spreading the identical in addition to flouting the Federal Authorities’s directive on restriction of worldwide flights except for important causes as authorized by the federal government.

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“There is no such thing as a official communication to the Service from the Ministry of Well being in Nigeria or any recognized Medical physique notifying the NIS of the journey of this variety of medical docs.

“The plane has departed for London with out the medical docs.

“The Comptroller Common is taking this chance to advise Nigerians to all the time adhere to journey protocols.

“They need to guarantee they’ve legitimate passports with legitimate visas to the nation they supposed travelling to earlier than going to any Airport, Seaport or Land Border Management to keep away from refusal to depart.

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