Lifting of visa restrictions affirms our close ties with Nigeria – US govt

March 2, 2021

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said on Monday the lifting of visa restrictions on Nigeria was an affirmation of the close ties between the two countries.

The former US President, Donald Trump, slammed the visa restrictions on Nigeria and a few other countries in February last year.

President Joe Biden lifted the visa restrictions in January, a few days after his inauguration as the US 46th President.

He also signed several Executive Orders nullifying some measures put in place by his predecessor.

Blinken, according to a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the US State Department, Ned Price, stated this when he spoke with Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

He also reiterated the US support for the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Okonjo-Iweala assumed office as WTO chief on Monday

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