- The United States (US) Mission in Nigeria has disclosed why it promotes diversity
- The mission is known for encouraging peace and equal rights among groups globally
- Nigerian and the United States enjoy a cordial bilateral relationship
The United States (US) Mission in Nigeria has explained why it recently met with the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Bambado II.
The mission gave the explanation on its official Facebook page, saying the meeting was held to promote inter-ethnic dialogue and understanding.
The mission stated that it firmly believes that diversity is a strength and not a weakness.
"The U.S. firmly believes that diversity is a strength, not a weakness. Mission Leadership appreciated the discussion with the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos on how to promote inter-ethnic dialogue and understanding. #USinNigeria #Partners4Prosperity."
Meanwhile, the United States Mission in Nigeria says it is now prioritising immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria who were affected by the travel restrictions previously imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2020.
This is contained in a statement on the embassy's website sighted by Legit.ng on Tuesday, March 16.
The US mission said it is taking the step following the proclamation by President Joe Biden which reversed the restrictions imposed by his predecessor.
In another news, the government of the United Kingdom has announced that international students who want to work in England following the successful completion of a UK degree at bachelor’s degree level or above, or an eligible professional qualification, can now do so.
The Punch reports that Nigeria is one of the main countries sending students to the UK, adding that the numbers have increased in recent years.
Trump’s Travel Restrictions: US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected, Prioritizes their Applications
Legit.ng gathered that according to the statistics, in 2020 over 13,000 Nigerian students were granted a UK study visa, an increase of 56% on the year before.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian man who is currently residing in the United States has made shocking revelations as to why most of his fellow countrymen seeking academic opportunities in the states are not granted students visa.
In series of tweets he made with his Twitter handle @MisterNigerD, he said the key to scaling through the visa application hurdle is not giving the consular at the embassy any reason to believe that you will be staying back in the US after your studies.
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