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BUHARI SAYS NIGERIA IS MAKING PROGRESS TO REVERSE U.S VISA RESTRICTION

BUHARI SAYS NIGERIA IS MAKING PROGRESS TO REVERSE U.S VISA RESTRICTION 1

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, said Nigeria is making progress to reverse the United States suspension of the issuance of “immigrant visas.

Receiving the report of the committee on Citizen Data Management and Harmonization which was chaired by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and the President mentioned that two out of the six areas of concern raised by the United States had been fully addressed.

Recall that the United States had suspended some countries, Nigeria inclusive which took effect from February 21, 2020

The suspension does not apply to some U.S visas such as those for official, business, tourism and student travel.  

Applauding the committee for its devoted diligence in carrying out the assignment, President Buhari assured Nigerians and the international community of the timely implementation of the committee’s recommendations after due consideration.

The committee had among other things recommended the establishment of a National Criminal Information Management, fashioned after the INTERPOL model, and a National Criminal DNA Laboratory, to aid a criminal investigation, administration of criminal justice as well as sharing of relevant information.