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FG Asks US To Review Visa Restriction On Nigeria

A file picture of the Minister of Inside, Mr Rauf Aregbesola.



The Nigerian authorities has known as on the USA of America to contemplate the long-standing relationship between the 2 nations and reverse its visa restrictions on Nigeria.

The Minister of Inside, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made the decision on Wednesday when he obtained the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, and her group at his workplace in Abuja.

In response to a press release from the ministry, the federal government of Nigeria believes that the cooperation with the USA will assist tackle immigration and consular points in command of individuals looking for to enter each nations by the issuance of visa, passport, and different journey paperwork.

It recalled the position of Aregbesola because the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Citizen Information Administration and Harmonisation.

The minister revealed that Nigeria has complied with many of the problems with concern raised by the US, stressing that Nigeria is just not a pariah nation.

He listed among the points raised to incorporate the importing of over 700 stolen and misplaced passports on the database of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

Aregbesola, due to this fact, appealed to the US to overview its visa validity to Nigerians from two years restrict to no less than 5 years.

He additionally known as for the institution of a 3rd workplace within the nation, in reciprocity with Nigeria which has institutions in Atlanta, New York, and Washington DC.

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