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Specialist Covid infection control scientist faces threat of deportation from UK

Charles Oti should be in his NHS job fighting the virus. Instead, the Home Office wants to send him to Nigeria

An infection control specialist who has been offered a job as a senior NHS biomedical scientist to help tackle the pandemic is facing deportation by the Home Office, prompting fresh calls for a more “humane” approach to skilled migrants.

The government has refused Charles Oti, 46, from Nigeria the right to remain in the UK even though the job he was offered is among the government’s most sought-after skilled positions.

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