Migrant Visa: U.S Reviews Ban; Nigeria Meets 90% Requirements

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mustapha Suleiman has disclosed on Wednesday while briefing newsmen at the end of the inaugural meeting of the U.S/Nigeria Forum in Abuja that the United States of America is reevaluating the migrant visa ban on some categories of Nigerians following its satisfaction with the level of compliance in information sharing and other concerns raised by its government

Suleiman said that Nigeria has accomplished almost 90 per cent of the requirements by the U.S government which led to the ban on some categories of migrant visas which was imposed on the country in January 2020.

According to Suleiman, the consular forum had agreed earlier on in the year during the Bi-National Commission of the United States and Nigeria held in Washington would serve as a platform where both countries can progressively improve on bilateral relations and address concerns for the benefit of their citizens.  

He added that the Nigerian government has put a lot of efforts in meeting the requirements which was why the U.S government is reevaluating its earlier stance

 Mary Beth Leonard, the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria in her remark, commended Nigeria on the progress made in information sharing and other concerns raised by the U.S government which led to the lifting of the ban.

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