Shehu Sani backs US travel ban on Nigerian immigrants
- Former senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the travel ban imposed on Nigerian immigrants by the US
- Sani said the US is entitled to its decision just as Nigeria is entitled to its own decision on the closure of land borders
- Sani's position is however different from that of a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who is saddened by the US' move
Shehu Sani, a social critic and former senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th senate, has backed the United State's travel restrictions on immigrants from Nigeria seeking to settle down in the North American country.
In a tweet posted on the afternoon of Saturday, February 1, Sani noted that the US was within its rights to impose a travel ban.
The senator equated the US' move to Nigeria's decision to shut its land borders - a decision that has not gone down well with some citizens and practically all of the country's neighbours in the West Africa region.
Shehu Sani's comments came just hours after the United States Department of Homeland Security released a statement explaining why it placed travel restrictions on Nigeria and five other countries.
On his part, a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the US immigration visa ban on Nigeria.
He called on the administration of Trump to consider the role Nigeria played in partnership with the US, in bringing peace to Liberia which now enjoys democracy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the Nigerian Presidency reacted to the travel ban on its citizens which was announced by the President Donald Trump-led administration.
A statement on the official Twitter handle of the presidency said a committee has been established by President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the matter.
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The committee will be chaired by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola to study the updated requirements of the United States in relation to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign governments.
The trouble started on Friday, January 31 when the administration of President Donald Trump has imposed visa ban on Nigeria.
Apart from Nigeria, the ban also affected Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan.
Legit.ng reported that with the ban, citizens from the affected countries will not be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S.
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