President Donald Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrive for a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pres. Buhari sets up Committee to Study U.S visa Ban.

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.

1 thought on “Pres. Buhari sets up Committee to Study U.S visa Ban.

  1. Although the immigrant visa has been halted for application, non-immigrant visa such as student, visit and business visa is still up for application. So long as the Nigerian nationals are approved of visa to the US then the can travel anytime to the country.

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