US travel restriction: Nigerian government surprised by possible ban

US travel restriction: Nigerian government surprised by possible ban

- The news that the US is considering imposing travel restrictions on Nigerian citizens took the Nigerian government unawares

- President Donald Trump’s administration is said to be considering imposing travel restriction on Nigeria along with six other countries over security concerns

- Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, says if implemented, the new restriction would prompt government officials to find alternative ways of meeting investors in places other than the US

The news that the US is considering imposing travel restrictions on Nigerian citizens reportedly came as a surprise to the Nigerian government.

A report has emerged that President Donald Trump’s administration is considering imposing travel restrictions on Nigeria along with six other countries as the US plans to expand restrictions to more countries over security concerns, Bloomberg reports.

Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, said if implemented, the new restriction would prompt government officials to find investors in other countries such as the UK.

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“It means we will have to make meeting arrangements alternative to the U.S. because there are options that are open to us,” such as the U.K," she said.

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Meanwhile, the United States of America has said it will no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country.

Aljazeera reports that the administration of Donald Trump on Thursday, January, 23, disclosed that the new visa rules are aimed at restricting women from travelling to the United States to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport.

The US state department explained that in enforcing the new rules, applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by consular officers to be coming to the US primarily to give birth.

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It said pregnant persons with medical needs will be treated like other foreigners coming to the US for medical treatment but must prove that they have the money to pay for it - including transportation and living expenses.

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