America on Wednesday introduced visa restrictions on particular people in Nigeria.
The American authorities stated these affected undermined the democratic course of in a latest election.
The latest electoral race within the nation had been the governorship polls in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States.
A press release by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, reiterated the dedication of the U.S. to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and all over the world.
“At this time, I’m saying visa restrictions on particular people in Nigeria for undermining the democratic course of in a latest Nigerian election.”
Below Part 212(a)(3)C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the people will likely be discovered ineligible for visas to America.
Blinken famous that sure members of the family of such individuals can also be topic to those restrictions.
“Further individuals who undermine the democratic course of in Nigeria—together with within the lead-up to, throughout, and following Nigeria’s 2023 elections—could also be discovered ineligible for U.S. visas underneath this coverage,” he stated.
Blinken clarified that the most recent visa restrictions targets solely sure individuals and will not be directed on the folks or the federal government.
“The choice to impose visa restrictions displays the dedication of the USA to help Nigerian aspirations to fight corruption and strengthen democracy and the rule of legislation,” the official concluded.
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