In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, September, 2020

U.S. Evaluations Ban On Migrant Visa As Nigeria Achieves 90% Necessities

U.S. Reviews Ban On Migrant Visa As Nigeria Achieves 90% Requirements


U.S. Evaluations Ban On Migrant Visa As Nigeria Achieves 90% Necessities

The U.S. authorities has stated that it’s reevaluating its ban on some classes of Migrant Visas for Nigerians having been happy with the nation’s degree of compliance with data sharing and different issues.

This was made recognized by Mustapha Sulaiman, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Affairs, whereas briefing journalists on the finish of the inaugural assembly of the U.S./Nigeria Discussion board in Abuja on Wednesday.

In keeping with Mr Sulaiman, the discussion board will function a platform the place each nations can progressively enhance on bilateral relations and deal with issues for the advantage of residents.

The everlasting secretary stated that the usis reviewing the ban on Nigeria as a result of it has met nearly 90 per cent of the necessities set by the U.S. authorities.

In keeping with him, the U.S. positioned a ban on some classes of migrant visas in January as a result of the necessities set by the U.S. had been removed from being met.

“We’ve got achieved a lot inside a really tough 12 months, however basically we need to acknowledge the popularity and placed on report Nigeria’s response to the issues by the US authorities in respect of the immigrant visa restriction that was imposed on Nigerians.

“I need to say that we admire the acknowledgment and the commendations from the US authorities in respect to this response.

“From the evaluation of the recipient of our response, I believe we’ve achieved nearly 90 p.c of the necessities which were set in that regard.

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“And I’m positive that when you comply with the knowledge that has been handed on the extent of compliance, as an example, sharing of data, we’ve accomplished a lot in that regard.

“That’s the reason I imagine the U.S. authorities is having the consolation to even reevaluate. In any other case, we wouldn’t have been candidates for reevaluation.

“If we’ve to price ourselves, from what has been accomplished thus far, we ought to be about 90 p.c compliant.

“The consular discussion board was agreed on earlier within the 12 months throughout the Bi-Nationwide Fee of the US and Nigeria which was held in Washington January, February and that settlement is what’s coming to push now.

“We’ve got simply had the maiden consular discussion board assembly as we speak and I need to put it on report that it has been a really profitable assembly with varied points that had been mentioned,” Mr Sulaiman stated.

Mr Sulaiman recommended all stakeholders that workéd exhausting to make sure that Nigeria made considerable progress to earn them commendations from particularly the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and the usEmbassy in Nigeria.

Additionally talking, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, recommended Nigeria on the progress made in data sharing and different issues raised by the U.S. authorities, which led to the ban.

Leonard defined that the Presidential Proclamation enjoins the Division of Homeland Safety and the Division of State to arrange a report addressing the measures which were taken which is then submitted to the White Home for reevaluation.

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She stated that opposite to studies, the ban Presidential Proclamation didn’t imply that no Nigerian might ever enter into the U.S.

She stated the bi-national fee assembly was held at about the identical time of the proclamation which allowed Nigeria’s Overseas Minister and the usSecretary of State to make public statements on what it entailed.


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