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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Government warns citizens not to travel to U.S

In a statement delivered in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to Mr President on Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa through her media assistant Abdurrahman Balogun, it is imperative at this period that Nigerians desist from traveling to America especially when one is not embarking on an important mission. According to premium times, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa through her media assistant said that the warning became mandatory due to various disturbing reports received by her office. “In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria.” “In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled.”
‎Mrs Abike said that the warning became imperative due to series of reports received by her office. “In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria.” “In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled.” Based on our knowledge so far “no reasons were given for the decision by the U.S. immigration authorities.” This only to advise Nigerians without any compelling or essential reasons to visit the U.S. to consider rescheduling their trip until there is clarity on the new immigration policy.” She also reminded Nigerians in the Diaspora to abide by the rules and regulations of their host countries and be good ambassadors of the country. Since his assumption office, Mr. Trump has vowed to implement his campaign promise of clamping down on immigration. He announced a controversial executive order that barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Nigerians who have no compelling or urgent reason to travel to the U.S. should have to postpone their travel plans until the present U.S administration’s policy on immigration is clear, the Special assistant said.

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