Atiku urges Trump to reconsider visa ban on Nigerians

Former Vice-President Atiku Abukakar has urged the United States to reconsider its visa restriction against Nigeria, saying such measure was inconsistent with both countries’ long-standing bilateral relations.

Mr Abubakar also decried the Buhari administration’s handling of the issues that preceded President Donald Trump’s decision to prevent potential Nigerian immigrants to the U.S.

The Trump administration formally announced the policy on Friday, days after multiple reports said it was being considered and Nigeria was a prominent country on the list.

The U.S. authorities said Nigeria was added to the list, which includes repressive states like Eritrea and Myanmar, because the Buhari administration had failed to share information critical to fighting terrorism and other…

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