According to the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who signed the deportation order in Abuja, the decision to deport the expatriates was pursuant to section 45(2, 3 and 4) of the Nigeria Immigration Act 2015.
Dambazau explained that the Indian nationals gained entry into the country with fake visas and counterfeit Immigration stamps, while the Korean nationals failed to regularize their stay upon the expiration of their contract with Zamfara State Government.
He gave the names of the affected nationals in a statement signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bello Umar as AN CHUN SIK and JON SU GYONG of the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea.
The names of the 36 Indian nationals are: Sajji, Sajji Arvini, . Sunil Babujumma, Meemi, Papachi, Deva, Rajani, Kiran Shivachadra, Shivachadra, Shakthi, Prabhukumar, Rajan, Shree Kumar, Jagandeesh, Mamathaja, . Sheela, Prasad, Pappa, Nirveni, Shambhu Kumar and Reshma.
Others are; Ravi Kumar, Iraji, Jinotha, Kishore, Nageena, Sheelavathi, Nentaraju/Santhosh Kumar, Sumati, Krishna Lokesh, Santhil, Vasantha, Seebu, Vishwanath, Vishwanth Ramya and Rajeshwari.