Avoid travel to US for now, FG advises Nigerians

Ebun Francis || The federal government is advising Nigerians who has no immediate needs not travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules .

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the special adviser to the president on foreign affairs, said in a statement on Monday, that Nigerians “without any compelling or essential reasons” should consider delaying.

According to her,“In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria.”

“In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were canceled.”

“No reasons were given for the decision by the US immigration authorities”.

The recommendation to postpone trips was given “until there is clarity on the new immigration policy” from Washington, she added.

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President Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on Monday.