Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has dismissed an earlier statement by Presidential assistant on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Eruwa, advising Nigerians to postpone trips to the United State until Trump’s new ban order blows over.
In Abuja yesterday, Onyeama, said no Nigerian with full valid entry visa has been denied entry to the U.S as the country was not on the ban list.
He said: “On the issue of Nigerians being turned back from the U.S., this is not the case. I am in touch with the U. S. Embassy and the Ambassador said no, there was nothing of such nature.
“I can tell you to ignore any call or advice to reconsider travelling to the U.S. because there is no basis for that. The U.S. Government has been reaching out to Nigeria.
“The U.S. president took all the trouble to call our president and to offer the hand of cooperation to see how he was doing.
“And, to congratulate him on the efforts he is being making and expressing the respect that he had for him, his leadership and his government.
“Nigeria is on no list and Nigerians are on no list ban of the U.S. Government and it is always business as usual and very good business with the U.S. Government.
“Anything you hear in respect of the U.S. is incorrect, so any one that has valid document to go to the U.S. or any other country should please proceed to do so”