Visa Ban Will Affect Vulnerable Nigerians – Lai Mohammed Tells US
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to the planned addition of Nigeria to the list of countries on US visa travel ban.
Lai Mohammed also stated that the move which will affect the vulnerable in Nigeria was informed largely on negative narratives spread by naysayers.
“However, in our view it was not well thought out but based largely on negative narratives spread by naysayers.
“I know that we are working very well with our neighbours to ensure that terrorism is addressed. We are working with international community including the EU and the US.
“Our advice to the US is that it should have a rethink on the issue because any travel ban is bound to affect investment and growth in the country and those who will be affected are the most vulnerable people in Nigeria.”
On border closure, Lai Mohammed who stated that the decision has produced positive results in terms of increased revenue, security and boosting the capacity of the farmers, said it was centered on the country’s neighbours; Benin Republic and Niger Republic failure to respect the ECOWAS treaty on transit of goods.
“Under the guise of smuggling rice, a lot of small arms and light weapons are being smuggled into the country.”
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