Presidency Reacts To Report Of US Travel Ban On Nigerians

Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu

The Presidency says a reported plan by the American Government to place visa restrictions on some African and Asian countries, including Nigeria is merely speculation.

According to the presidency, It would wait to see the scope, reach, implications and consequences of the Donald Trump administration’s plan.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Thursday said: “We’re not going to react to speculations. We urge you to wait for us to see what unfolds under the new policy, its scope, its reach, the implications and its consequences before we react”.

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A report by The Wall Street Journal quoted officials who had seen the list as saying that the Trump administration planned to add Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, to a group of nations subject to travel restrictions, along with others in Africa and Asia.

According to the report, the new restrictions would apply to travellers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.