NIGERIA GOVERNMENT PLEADS FOR US TRAVEL BAN REDUCTION

TRUMP US TRAVEL BAN ON NIGERIA

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The u.s put a travel ban on Nigeria and the Nigerian federal government is trying to see how possible it is to uplift this us travel ban. Do you want to know why? It is no longer news that since the coming of Trump, Nigerians have not had it easy with the united states. He has changed so may visa policies from the previous administration. 

The Federal Government has called on the United States to review the travel ban and remove Nigeria from its list of visa restrictions.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made this plea to the U.S ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard in Abuja during a visit.

Aregbesola said that Nigeria is a close ally of America and that the travel ban should be dropped because Nigeria had complied with most of the concerns raised by the United States. Nigeria is too important an ally of America to be placed on a ban but believes this will be sorted.

REASONS FOR THE TRUMP U.S TRAVEL BAN

The U.S. President Donald Trump included Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar, in an expanded version of his travel ban list. The reason given was that the countries failed to meet U.S. security and information-sharing standards necessitating the new restrictions.

The original travel ban was issued in 2017 and barred nearly all immigrants and travelers from seven countries with majority Muslim populations. Although the US has already stated that the ban is temporary and would be lifted once Nigeria meets up to the conditions. One of the conditions involves Nigeria improving its data intelligence such that it would be easy to investigate any immigrant wishing to visit the United States and meet information-sharing systems.

Also, note that the ban is to a specific class of u.s visa. The ban mostly affects immigrants visas.

Well if you look at the reasons, it kind of make sense . If only our government will listen to their terms and put things in order in this country once and for all, its well .

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U.S SUSPENDS VISA APPOINTMENT FOR NIGERIANS

Despite the fact that the U.S have previously hit Nigerians with a ban also low visa issuance, they have hit Nigeria once again with another suspension.

REASON FOR THE SUSPENSION OF VISA APPOINTMENT

This time its totally understandable. Kindly see easy steps on how to apply for a us visa application on your own. Now, the united states have decided to suspend a visa to Nigeria until further notice. This is as a result of the coronavirus outbreak all over the world. The Lagos state government has discouraged gatherings of over 20 persons at a place and of cause at the embassy on a daily basis, the united states receive over 100 applicants per day. This led to the suspension of the visa program for Nigerians.

The U.S Embassy in Nigeria released a statement these past few days assuring Nigeria applicants that the u.s government is taking extraordinary steps to help to stop the spread of COVID-19 around the world. Its no longer news that the coronavirus cases in the united states are increasing and the government is trying its best to control it.

The coronavirus in Nigeria has also lead to shut down in states like Lagos and Abuja. The federal government had to issue a 28 days lockdown in these states because of the spread. They want the citizens to self-isolate and measures and emergency units have been put in place during these days

The US repatriation flight departed Lagos airport with over 370 American citizens abroad. The Washington Dulles International Airport bound flight was one of a series of repatriation flights for American citizens in Nigeria

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What countries did Donald Trump ban

Donald Trump ban citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and also Yemen.

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