The Senate has declared the SAMSUNG Nigeria Managing Director, Young Ho Jo, an illegal immigrant and has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to deport him back to South Korea, his home country immediately.
upper chamber of the National ssembly gave the order following the
outcome of an investigation carried out by its adhoc committee over the
$16.35 billion Egina Oil Field project chaired by Senator Solomon
Adeola, representing Lagos West Senatorial District.
Ho Jo, who has been working for the past two months in Nigeria as the
managing director of Samsung without fulfilling legal requirements for
such, told us that he could not complete his documentation as a result
of alleged break down of machines of the Nigeria Content Development
Monitoring Board (NCMDB). But the NCMBD wrote to us that their machines
had never broken down in the period claimed, showing that the man has
contravened the Local Content law. Going by recommendations made by this
committee to the Senate and resolution adopted, SAMSUNG MD is no longer
recognised on account of improper documentation as shown by papers he
“To the Senate and this committee, SAMSUNG MD is an
illegal immigrant who must be deported by the Nigerian Immigration
Service, to which a letter to that effect has been forwarded to the
Ministry of Interior. He can, however, come back to the country through
proper documentation thereafter,” he said.
The senate during its
investigation, also discovered that the South Korean while in Nigeria,
violated the Local Content Act by spending $1.6 billion out of the $3.5
billion contract SAMSUNG got from the $16.35 billion Egina Oil Field
Project in Goje, South Korea.
Senate declares Samsung Nigeria MD an illegal immigrant, orders his immediate deportation
Friday, 15 June 2018