Nigeria’s information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, says his country is doing everything it probably will avoid making U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban list.
Trump intends to feature Nigeria to an inventory of nations that will be hampered by visa restrictions to the united states.
The U.S. president aforesaid last week that he would add a lot of countries to his travel ban list. whereas he offered no details, a source familiar with the proposal aforesaid the tentative list includes seven nations – Nigeria, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan, and Tanzania.
Noting that a formal announcement from the U.S. is at hand, Mohammed aforesaid the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had been blindsided by the yet-to-be-announced call and had no warning from Washington that it may be added to the list.
Mohammed told Reuters that the move would be “hasty” and send the incorrect signal to investors.
Abuja had reached bent on the U.S. administration since learning of the setup, Mohammed aforesaid, adding that his government didn’t get any warning and had not been told any potential reason.
A travel ban goes to send the incorrect signal to investors, it’s progressing to stifle the good of the country and vulnerable people who need medication and faculties are the foremost affected,” Mohammed aforesaid.
As Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation, Nigeria could be a U.S anti-terrorism partner with a large diaspora community within the united states.
It remains unclear what form of restrictions Nigeria would possibly face if added to the list and therefore the U.S. administration is nevertheless to comment.
Under this version of the U.S. travel ban of foreign countries, citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and a few Venezuelan officers and their relatives, are blocked from getting a large range of U.S. migrant and non-immigrant visas.
“Nigeria has done alright in the area of the fighting action of terrorism,” Mohammed aforesaid, adding that Washington helped drive terrorist teams such as the Islamic State, out of Nigeria.