The time is up for six expatriates hoping to hammer in Nigeria.

The resident permit of expatriate staff of six companies operating in Nigeria has been revoked by the Nigerian government.

It was a decision taken through the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headed by Comptroller-General Muhammad Babandede.

Mr Babandede announced the decision in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement issued by Mr Sunday James, the spokesman for the agency.

James identified the companies as INTELS Nig. Ltd., PRODECO International Ltd., West Africa Machinery Services Ltd., Net Global System International Ltd., MGM Logistics Solutions Ltd., and ORIEAN Investment Ltd.

The action was in exercise of the powers vested on the Comptroller-General in section 39 subsection 1 of the Immigration Act 2015 and section 5, subsection 5 of the Immigration Regulation 2017.

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The sections empower the NIS to revoke the resident permit of expatriate workers of companies whose operational licenses are withdrawn by the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority.

“Consequently, Babandede has directed that the expatriate staff of the affected companies above leave Nigeria not later than November 30, 2017.

“They might be recommended to the Honourable Minister of Interior for deportation should they fail to leave the country as directed by the CGI,” James added.

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