US reviews ban on migrant visa, as Nigeria meets 90% requirement


US reviews ban on migrant visa, as Nigeria meets 90% requirement

The United States America said on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 that it has reconsidered its ban on some categories of migrant visas on Nigeria.

This disclosure was made by Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs while briefing newsmen at the end of the inaugural meeting of the U.S/Nigeria Forum on in Abuja.

According to Sulaiman, the forum would serve as a platform where both countries can progressively improve on bilateral relations and address concerns for the benefit of citizens.

Sulaiman also 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.

He pointed out that the Nigerian government put lot of efforts in meeting the requirements which was why the U.S government is re-evaluating the country and also appreciated the acknowledgement and the commendations from the United States government in respect of this response.

He further commended all stakeholders that have worked towards Nigeria earning the commendations and the need for a re-evaluation especially the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and the U.S Embassy in Nigeria.

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