However, The United States has given reasons for imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians and five other countries’ nationals.
Other countries on the list are Eritrea, Myanmar, Tanzania, Sudan and Kyrgyzstan.
The full report of the visa restrictions titled, ‘Proclamation on improving enhanced vetting capabilities and process
The statement reads in parts;
Nigeria also presents a high risk, relative to other countries in the world, of terrorist travel to the United States. Nigeria is an important strategic partner in the global fight against terrorism, and the United States continues to engage with Nigeria on these and other issues.
The Department of State has provided significant assistance to Nigeria as it modernises its border management capabilities, and the Government of Nigeria recognises the importance of improving its information sharing with the United States.
Nevertheless, these investments have not yet resulted in sufficient improvements in Nigeria’s information sharing with the United States for border and immigration screening and vetting.
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