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U.S Visa ban on Nigeria – Presidency reacts

The presidency has reacted to the travel ban on Nigeria which was announced by the President Donald Trump-led administration.

Reacting to the ban, the Presidency released a statement on their official Twitter handle saying a committee has been established by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The committee will be chaired by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola. It is to study the updated requirements of the United States in relation to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign governments.

Read Statement:

SUSPENSION OF ISSUANCE OF IMMIGRANT VISAS TO NIGERIANS:

Pres. @MBuhari has established a committee, to be Chaired by the Minister of Interior, to study & address updated U.S. requirements relating to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign govts.

The committee will work with the U.S Government, INTERPOL and other stakeholders to ensure all updates are properly implemented.

Nigeria remains committed to maintaining productive relations with the United States and other international allies especially on matters of global security.

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the United States, however frowned at the travel ban placed on Nigerian citizens by the US government.

Pelosi condemned the decision made by President Donald Trump to include Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar on the travel ban list.  According to her, such list contravenes the American values and poses threat to the US’ security as well as the rule of law in the US.

She reacted to the travel ban list, through her Twitter handle, stating that, “The Trump Admin’s expansion of its un-American travel ban is a threat to our security, our values and the rule of law.

“Barring more than 350 million people from predominantly African countries from travelling to the US, this rule is discrimination disguised as policy.”

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