Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has asked Nigerians who have United States valid travel documents to disregard the warning issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa has issued an earlier notice asking Nigerians not to travel to the US at the moment except for important purposes until the country’s new administration’s policy on immigration is clear.
But according to Daily Trust, Onyeama who spoke with newsmen in Abuja today urged Nigerians to dismiss the advise. He said there are no reports of Nigerians being turned back at any US airport adding that he had spoken to the US ambassador to Nigeria and high level US officials who said nothing of such had happened.
Onyeama further said that Nigeria is not among the countries currently under US travel ban as both countries enjoy cordial bilateral relations.