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Buhari takes action over addition of Nigeria into US travel ban list

President Buhari has finally taken action over the addition of Nigeria in US travel ban list alongside 5 other countries.

Citizens from Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar are also barred from certain types of US visas.

People from these countries will, however, still be able to visit the US as tourists.

In tweets shared on the Nigerian Presidency’s official Twitter handle, it was gathered that a committee chaired by the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, has been constituted to study and address updated U.S requirements relating to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign governments.

 

The Nigerian government also reiterated its commitment to maintaining productive relations with the United States and other international allies especially on matters of global security.

 

The statement read;

 

Pres.@MBuhari has established a committee, to be Chaired by the Minister of Interior, to study & address updated U.S. requirements relating to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign govts

The committee will work with the U.S Government, INTERPOL and other stakeholders to ensure all updates are properly implemented.

Nigeria remains committed to maintaining productive relations with the United States and other international allies especially on matters of global security.

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