The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed had reacted to reports of United States mulling a Visa ban on Nigerians.
He described the report as mere speculations saying US is yet to formally communicate this new development to Nigeria
The Minister disclosed this information during an interview with Reuters in London.
He also said the government will act ‘comprehensively if they eventually get a formal report on the Visa ban.
“On the issue of the travel ban our position is that it is still speculative because we are yet to be communicated. When we are communicated we will respond comprehensively,” he said.
“However, in our view it was not well thought out but based largely on negative narratives spread by naysayers.”
“I know that we are working very well with our neighbours to ensure that terrorism is addressed. We are working with international community including the EU and the US.”
“Our advice to the US is that it should have a rethink on the issue because any travel ban is bound to affect investment and growth in the country and those who will be affected are the most vulnerable people in Nigeria.”