Why some Nigerians are refused entry at U.S. airports – Envoy

Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says distinctive reasons are in charge of the outrageous verification Nigerians confront amid entering into the US. 

Mr. Balogun, in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria in Washington, included that the President Donald Trump’s travel boycott did not influence Nigerians. 

“The official prohibition on movement does not influence Nigerians. Whatever more likely than not occurred with respect to visa issuance, verifying at the airplane terminals, it’s all typical. 

“Every one of these things have been on even before President Trump. We should make them thing great. That you are issued visa is not an assurance that you will wind up wherever you’re going. 

“It’s a worldwide thing; it’s not quite recently United States. Indeed, even with us in Nigeria, we issue a visa to you here in the Nigerian Embassy. 

“There is no assurance that you will get in when you get to Murtala Muhammed Airport or when you get to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. 

“The last expert is the man at the purpose of passage – movement officers there. For example, you can go to the Embassy here, we request every one of the things you have to get the visa.

“May be as at that time, you were able to show us evidence that you have a thousand dollars which we feel will be enough for you to stay in Nigeria.
“By the time you get to Murtala Muhammed Airport, the man at that end there asked you, all you have to show to him is 100 dollars, definitely, he might turn you back, and that’s normal.
Mr. Balogun also said Nigerians are restricted from entering the U.S. because they failed to meet other required procedures.
“Then there are other things. What manner of visa did you collect to come to the United States?
“For instance, a pregnant woman who comes to the United States on visiting visa will probably be turned back at the point of entry because she does not have a medical visa.
“You are coming in on a visiting visa and the immigration man sees you pregnant. Naturally, he will turn you back.
“Even if you have the medical visa, they want to know if you have medical insurance; do you have your medical documents for you to be able to come and use their medical facilities here.
“So these are issues. Nigeria is not being singled out. We are not one of those countries that have been mentioned. We are definitely not one of them.”


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