President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, reacted to the suspension of the issuance of ‘immigrant visas’ to Nigerians by the United States’ Government.
He set up a committee to look into the matter with a view to meeting the requirements of the new US’ policy on visa issuance, a State House statement said in Abuja.
The committee is chaired by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.
“The committee will work with the US Government, INTERPOL and other stakeholders to ensure all updates are properly implemented,” the statement signed by Buhari’s media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, said.
The new visa regime, which was announced by the US’ Government on January 31, comes into effect on February 21.
The US named Nigeria among six other countries affected by the new policy, including Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan.