Roger Brown: FG Revokes Citizenship, Work Permit of British Businessman, Gives Reason
- The citizenship, residence and work permit of Roger Brown, a British businessman and investor in Nigeria, has been revoked
- The federal government took the move over the allegation that the British business mogul racially abused his Nigerian staff
- Shehu Sani, a senator of the 8th senate, commended the development, adding that the English man cannot be making money in Nigeria and still abuse its people
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The federal government of Nigeria has revoked the citizenship of Roger Brown, a popular British businessman and employer of Labour in the country, over alleged racism against his Nigerian staff.
The government also revoked the residence and work permit of the British business mogul.
Why FG revokes citizenship of popular British businessman
This was disclosed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmed, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on digital communications, on Thursday, March 10.
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Brown is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seplat Energy Plc, an oil & gas exploration and production company based in Nigeria.
The tweet reads:
"The FG has revoked visa, residence and work permits of Roger Brown, a British businessman and CEO of Seplat Energy Plc, an oil & gas exploration and production company based in Nigeria over alleged racism, favouring of foreign workers and discrimination against Nigerian employees."
See the tweet:
What Shehu Sani said about Roger Brown's citizenship
Reacting to the development, the former senator of Kaduna central and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Shehu Sani, commended the development.
Sani said it is not ideal for anyone to be making money in Nigeria and discriminate against Nigerians.
His words read:
"Racism in Nigeria; the revocation of the visa of the CEO of Seplat Energy Plc, Roger Brown by the Federal Gov’t over the allegations of racism against Nigerians in their company is commendable. You can’t come to our country to make money and discriminate against our people."
Train accident: Speaker Obasa cancels campaign trip to mourn train victims
Legit.ng earlier reported that a moving train and bus collided at PWD, an area in the Ikeja local government area of Lagos, on Thursday morning.
The accident claimed many lives and threw the state into mourning. The speaker of the state assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, subsequently suspended his campaign trip to Agege environment.
Obasa had earlier attended an official function and joined his supporters in the Pen Cinema area of the Agege local government and subsequently announced the suspension of the campaign.