WATCH: Friends issue heartfelt tribute to Offaly family facing deportation

The Muojeke family are facing a deportation order

Justin Kelly

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A group of friends and schoolmates of Nonso and Victor Muojeke and their mother have issued a heartfelt tribute and appeal for Minister Charlie Flanagan to spare the Offaly family from deportation. 

14-year-old Tullamore College student Nonso Muojeke along with his mother and older brother Victor are facing deportation back to Nigeria, despite Nonso being here since he was two years old.

SEE NONSO'S FULL STOR BY CLICKING HERE

The community in Tullamore has rallied behind the family with a petition urging Minister Charlie Flanagan to let them stay in Ireland having garnering over 15,500 signatures in two weeks. 

The latest appeal comes from a group of the family's friends, including Katie Rabbitte, a former student of Tullamore College. 

Speaking about Nonso and his family's situation, Katie said: "We are not ready to lose Nonso and his family as they are such an asset to our society. We have nothing to gain and everything to lose by sending them away."

Scroll back up to the top of this article to view the video. You can sign the petition to help save Nonso and his family from deportation by clicking here

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