The Presidency yesterday described as speculations, the reported plan by the American Government to place visa restrictionson some African and Asian countries, including Nigeria. It said it would wait to see the scope, reach, implications and consequences of the Donald Trump administration’s plan
A presidential spokesman, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,Malam Garba Shehu, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
The news agency of Nigeria reports that some local traditional media organisations including online publications quoted foreign media outfits on Tuesday that the Donald Trump administration had concluded plans to add seven countries across the world, including Nigeria, to the country’s travel ban list.
The affected countries included Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea from Africa while Kyrgyzstan and Belarus from Eastern Europe and Myanmar from Asia.
The presidential aide, however, said, ”Yes, we’ve read the news that the Trump administration is aiming to add a host of African, Asian and Eastern European countries to its travel restrictions list as reported by the US media.
”We are not going to react to speculations. We urge you to wait for us to see what unfolds under the new policy, its scope, its reach, the implications, and its consequences before we react.”