Abeshi made this disclosure to newsmen on Wednesday at the National Assembly while attending a meeting with the House of Representatives Committee on Interior to defend the 2016 budget estimate of the agency.
The NIS boss stated that the deportees were discovered to have been residing in Nigeria illegally.
“When we conduct our operation and discover that someone who is not a Nigerian is living in this country illegally, he will be repatriated. That is on our own part, they have to go,” he said.
“I just arrived from abroad on Monday and met this case. As I am talking, the company that employed those expatriates, after my discussion with them, are to be responsible for their air tickets.
“If that expatriate commits any offence against the company and they want to remove him, that company must provide ticket so that the person is removed from this country.
“I am sure they have been flown out. It is against the law of the land. So their first employer complained about these expatriates, so it is an offence they have committed and we have ordered their deportation.
“There is another another angle to it. If he is a worker, working in a company and we discover that he does not have papers to stay in this country, he has committed an offence against the state, the company that the expatriate is working will give us money, buy ticket or whatever is their responsibility.
“Before anybody takes an appointment here as an expatriate, the organisation will write to immigration that they are taking immigration responsibility for that expatriate,” Abeshi noted