Travel ban: Nigeria working on US requirements – Onyeama

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is working to meet United States requirements to get off the list of countries affected by the immigration ban.

He said this on Tuesday at a joint news conference in Washington with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The expanded ban on immigration visaproclaimed by President Donald Trump on Friday affected Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria.

“We’ve identified all those requirements and we had actually started working on all of them,” Reuters quoted him as saying.

“It was very gratifying to come here, speaking to U.S. officials and to understand more clearly the reasoning behind this.

“With regards to lost and stolen passports, we’re putting in place the architecture that will now make the information immediately available to the U.S. and all the member states, the member countries of Interpol.”

The minister further expressed hope that once all the criteria were met, Nigeria would be taken off the restriction list.

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