Home - NEWS - Presidency Reacts To Visa Ban On Nigerians

Presidency Reacts To Visa Ban On Nigerians

Following the implementation of the United States President, Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the US is expected to stop issuing 2-year visas to Nigerians.

The policy aims to treat countries the same way Americans are treated as regards visa issuance. Nigeria only offers a 1-year visa to Americans at the moment while American used to offer a 2-year visa to Nigerians.

According to Vanguard, the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in reaction to the visa ban on Sunday, January 29, said: “It is not a presidency matter.”

A critical analysis shows that Nigerians who hold dual nationality will be affected if their other passport is from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen the 7 Muslim-majority countries.

Recall that barely a week after the inauguration of president Trump as the president of the United States; he approved some executive orders that include visa denial for citizens of Syria and 6 other African and middle eastern countries.

There had been a widespread uproar during president Trump’s campaign when he proposed a temporary ban on Muslims migrating to the United States, this he believed, would protect the citizens from jihadist attacks.

Rather than place a ban on those of a specific religion, Trump and his nominee for attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, have agreed to focus on restrictions instead, with a special focus on countries whose migrants could pose a threat.


Leave a comment

Check Also

Ogun Successor Amosun

Ogun West Will Produce My Successor In 2019 – Amosun

The Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared support for Ogun West Senatorial district …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *