Nigerians have been warned against all, but essential travel to the United States over lack of clarity on new immigration rules.
A special adviser to the president on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement on Monday, said that Nigerians “without any compelling or essential reasons” should consider delaying.
“In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria,” she said.
“In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled.”
Dabiri-Erewa said “no reasons were given for the decision by the US immigration authorities”.
The recommendation to postpone trips was given “until there is clarity on the new immigration policy” from Washington, she added.
It will be recalled that US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 to bar people from seven, Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the United States for 90 days.