Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, advised Nigerians that do not have a compelling or urgent reason to travel to the U.S., to postpone their travel plans until the immigration policy under the Donald Trump administration’s is clear.
Through a statement by her media assistant, Abdurrahman Balogun, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa stated:
“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 the Nigeria.”
“In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled. No reasons were given for the decision by the US immigration authorities.”
The Special Assistant said that “no reasons were given for the decision by the U.S. immigration authorities.” The statement was released to ”advise Nigerians without any compelling or essential reasons to visit the US to consider rescheduling their trip until there is clarity on the new immigration policy.”
The statement “is only to advise Nigerians without any compelling or essential reasons to visit the U.S. to consider rescheduling their trip until there is clarity on the new immigration policy.”