The Nigeria Immigration Service has given causes for not permitting 58 Nigerian medical medical doctors journey to London for a coaching program, including that a few of the medical personnel had no legitimate travelling paperwork.
The Service Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, stated in a press release on Thursday that the medical doctors had been stopped on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
He additionally stated they had been refused departure via a UK sure plane flight quantity ENT 550, registration quantity SP-ES which flew in from London.
Based on him, Fifty-Six of the Medical doctors had no visas for entry into the UK, whereas solely two had Visas.
He stated “The Fifty-eight (58) Medical Medical doctors had been refused departure according to Part 31 subsection 2a and b, on powers conferred on the Comptroller Basic of Nigeria Immigration Service by the Immigration Act 2015, to ban departure of any particular person underneath the situations acknowledged within the Act.
“The chartered flight authorised for touchdown in Nigeria was to hold forty-two,42, medical medical doctors for a coaching program however they had been fifty-eight, 58, with solely 2 having Visas for entry into the UK, a scenario that known as for the refusal of departure.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service because the company saddled with management of entry and departure from Nigeria of individuals won’t enable people or teams of well-educated Nigerians who ought to know the procedures for travelling out of their nation and the necessities, which embody having a legitimate visa for entry right into a vacation spot nation to depart.
“That is to keep away from refusal of entry and repatriation again to Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic and spreading of the identical in addition to flouting the Federal Authorities’s directive on the restriction of worldwide flights except for important causes as authorised by the federal government.
“There isn’t any official communication to the Service from the Ministry of Well being in Nigeria or any identified Medical physique notifying the NIS of the journey of this variety of Medical Medical doctors.
“The Plane has departed for London with out the Medical Medical doctors.
“The Comptroller Basic of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, is taking this chance to advise Nigerians to at all times adhere to journey protocols and guarantee they’ve Legitimate passports with Legitimate Visa to the nation they meant travelling to earlier than going to any Airport, Seaport or Land Border Management to keep away from refusal to depart.”