Peter Obi, a former Anambra State governor says the immigration visa ban imposed on Nigeria by the United States was caused by leadership failure.
Countries affected by the ban alongside Nigeria are Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania. The travel ban for these countries will only apply to immigrant visa, according to an official.
“It’s focused on people who want to reside in the U.S, not people who want to visit.”
In a tweet on Saturday evening, Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the 2019 election, said the ban could send wrong signals to investors.
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He tweeted: “The U.S Visa ban on #Nigeria was avoidable. It is a consequence of the failure of governance. It is capable of sending wrong signals to prospective investors. I hope the administration will work in tandem with relevant stakeholders to right the wrongs to get the ban lifted.”Photo Credit: Getty