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‘Why Young, Samsung’s MD must be deported’ - ITREALMS

The Nigerian Senate has adduced reasons why it directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to immediately deport the Managing Director, SamsungWest Africa with office in Nigeria, Mr Young Ho Jo, back to South Korea, for purportedly entering the country with improper documentations, reports ITRealms.

The Red chamber, ITRealms gathered, gave this directive on Thursday via its Chairman, Ad- hoc Committee, investigating the $16.35 billion Egina Oil Field Project, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC Lagos West) during interactive session with major and subcontractors of the project.

Senator Adeola said the resolution for immediate deportation of Mr. Ho Jo, Samsung chief, was taken by the Senate a week earlier, in line with recommendation to that effect by the ad- hoc committee in its interim report.

The Senator, who made this proclamation in the presence of the embattled South Korean and other operators of the Egina oil field project, revealed that illegality of Mr. Young Ho Jo residency in Nigeria came to the fore during scrutiny of his papers.

“Mr Young 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 couldn’t 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 machine 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, MD Samsung is no longer recognised on account of improper documentation as shown by papers he presented.

"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.

Senator Adeola further disclosed that Young Ho Jo, during his illegal residency in Nigeria as Managing Director, Samsung, also violated the Local Content Act by spending $1.6bn out of the $3.5bn contract, Samsung got from $16.35bn Egina Oil Field Project in Goje, South Korea.


Nenye Dom/GEE, with additional reports from Vanguard.

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