Global Upfront Newspapers
America Cover Diaspora/Life Abroad News

FG, US meet over visa ban

The Federal Government and the United States on Tuesday met on the visa ban on some categories of Nigerians.

The meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided Nigeria the opportunity to brief the US government on steps taken so far to resolve the issues.

The Nigerian delegation is headed by the Permanent Secretary, MFA, Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman, while the American side is headed by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard.

Also in attendance is the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, and senior officials from relevant ministries, departments, and agencies.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Mustapha Sulaiman, said Nigeria has accomplished almost 90 per cent of the requirements by the US government which led to the ban on some categories of migrant visas imposed on the country in January.

President Donald Trump had on January 31, expanded the curbs on immigration visas to Nigeria and six other countries for failing to meet the US Security and information sharing standards.

Copyright Punch

Advertize With Us

See Also

Why U.S. Smithsonian Museum Is Returning Its Collection Of Priceless Benin Bronzes To Nigeria

Global Upfront

IPOB Sit-at-Home on Monday, Tuesday “fake news,” says Nnamdi Kanu not “taken away by (any) foreign government”

Global Upfront

Facebook Gives Nigerian Advertisers February 25 Ultimatum To Update VAT Records

Global Upfront

Over 8,000 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered, says GOC 7 Division

Global Upfront

COVID-19: FG bars officials from travels, cautions on political gatherings

Global Upfront

Buhari presides over 3rd meeting of National Security Council in under 2 weeks

Global Upfront

Masari laments insecurity level in Katsina, President Buhari’s home State, says 10 LGAs under severe daily attacks by bandits

Global Upfront

In ancient Ur, birthplace of Abraham, Pope Francis urges peace among monotheistic faiths

Global Upfront

U.S. celebrates World AIDS Day 2021, recommits to advancing Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS response

Global Upfront

Gunmen Invade Abuja Gwarimpa Estate, Abduct Residents

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More