Local clergy show support for Offaly boy facing deportation

The #SaveNonso campaign has garnered huge support

Justin Kelly

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Local clergy show support for Offaly boy facing deportation

Local clergy show support for Offaly boy facing deportation

Three local clergy leaders in Offaly have come out in support of the #SaveNonso campaign aimed at preventing the deportation of Tullamore student Nonso Muojeke to Nigeria. 

14-year-old Nonso has had a deportation order made against him despite living in Ireland with his mother and older brother for 11 years. He arrived in Ireland when he was just two years of age.

The campaign has received support from around the country, and now local clergy members, Revd William Hayes, Fr Joseph Gallagher, Revd Alison Irvine, have rowed in behind Nonso's bid to stay in Ireland. 

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The three clergy leaders have backed calls for clemency for Nonso, which would see him avoid deportation and continue his life and schooling at Tullamore College. 

You can support the campaign to save Nonso from deportation by clicking here

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