The President of the United States, US,
Donald Trump, through the US Embassy in Nigeria, has on Wednesday night,
disclosed that Nigeria is not in any way affected by the Executive
Order on Immigration.
In a statement from the information
office of the Embassy in Abuja, he debunked the claim from President
Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike
Dabiri-Erewa, who claimed that Nigerians were affected by the US travel
Dabiri-Erewa, had in a statement on
Monday, said that Nigerians “without any compelling or essential
reasons”, should hesitate from traveling to the US.
She had said: “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
However, while dismissing the allegation
as untrue, Trump urged Nigerians with valid visas who intend to visit
the US, to feel free to do so, and not postpone or cancel their trips.
“The US Embassy in Abuja wishes to
clarify that there is no reason for Nigerians with valid visas to
postpone or cancel their travel to the US.
“Nigeria is not named in the Executive
Order on Immigration issued on March 6, and there is no prohibition
against Nigerian lawful permanent residents or persons with a valid
visa, or other US government authorisation, from entering the US.”