More Nigerians leave; others to start at BIMAP next week

The final eight Nigerian students who had been defying their government’s directive to return home have now left Barbados.

The young men, who came here last December as part of a larger group under the Delta State Youth Empowerment Programme to pursue a nine-month course in tourism and agriculture at the Barbados Community College (BCC), left the island last night.

The remaining 70 Nigerians are scheduled to begin studies at the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) on Tuesday.

Just last Wednesday attorney-at-law Douglas Trotman accompanied the eight Nigerians to the High Court to file a suit on their behalf against an unnamed party. After making his arguments before Madame Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, Trotman told Barbados TODAY he had been given seven days within which to file his “without notice” case – action the party being sued did not know was coming its way.

FLASHBACK: Some of the Nigerian students at the Grantley Adams International Airport after arriving in December last year.
FLASHBACK: Some of the Nigerian students at the Grantley Adams International Airport after arriving in December last year.

It is unclear what took place between that court appearance and yesterday that resulted in the students finally leaving Barbados, but it is understood that the Immigration Department played a role in the latest development.

The group’s studies at the BCC never got off the ground as the programme was plagued by controversy from its inception. It started with a group of the students going public with complaints about bad food, poor accommodation and a lack of drinking water at the Casa Grande Hotel in St Philip where they were staying.

The 13 students involved in what the Nigerian authorities described as an embarrassing situation were ordered back home. The first five of them left the island last month.

11 Responses to More Nigerians leave; others to start at BIMAP next week

  1. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne April 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    What a Royal pain in the……. this whole endeavor has been.

  2. Jack Baeur
    Jack Baeur April 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Bout damn time cause I don’t c why its so hard to leave wen your own government told u to return home

  3. Mark Wrd
    Mark Wrd April 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    This is an old picture.

  4. Joseph Harding
    Joseph Harding April 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Hopefully never to return

  5. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner April 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Just send all of them packing put this cow out to pasture enough of this game.

    • Conchita Moseley
      Conchita Moseley April 6, 2015 at 2:46 am

      From the day they landed I posted oooooooooooooch I smell a dirty rat , here comes nothing but trouble, my comment was removed as (derogatory) but in the end I was not wrong…… What does Bim people know about Nigerians… We know them too well Rawle.From they started they should have been sent packing. with no remorse …. where ever they go they leave a mark… Studies what studies. And why in bim. escape route.

  6. Clive Walrond
    Clive Walrond April 5, 2015 at 7:37 pm


  7. Maxine Hutchinson April 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    While watching an episode of Deliverance Services from Nigeria, one man who was seemingly possessed of evil spirits stated that “Nigerians tell too much lies” and also, that within a short time, it will be declared a “vampire state” because they practised much witchcraft.

  8. dwayne jordan April 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Straw that broke camel back,,filing a lawsuit,,lol,,safe flight.

  9. Colin A Alexander
    Colin A Alexander April 6, 2015 at 4:25 am

    They are still there. Perhaps they have found paradise on the island and don’t want to return home!

  10. Patrick Blackman April 6, 2015 at 9:52 am

    As predictable as the sun rising everyday we have launched our attack on our brothers & sisters (black), would you have done this if they we white people? Self hating people…. lol.


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