The presidency has reacted to the travel ban on Nigeria which was announced by the President Donald Trump-led administration.
A statement on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria presidency said a committee has been established by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The committee will be chaired by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola. It is to study the updated requirements of the United States in relation to the assessment of compliance with certain security criteria by foreign governments.
The presidency announced that the committee will be working with the United States government, Interpol and other stakeholders to ensure the proper implementation of all the updates.
According to the presidency, Nigeria is committed to maintaining productive relations with the US and other international allies especially on issues of global security.
Nigerians are not having it and have shared their opinion about the move by the Buhari-led government.
Mamuzo, in reply to the tweet, wrote: “You guys are very docile. You had gotten the memo before now that the US wants to ban Nigeria from emigrating there. Why wait before it is done before you do something about that. Nigerian ought to be giant of Africa, for the US to ban us, it shows how bad this government is. Fix up.“
Folarin Opeyemi Joseph FOJ wants to know what they are studying. “What are you studying for God’s sake? Must you expose your cluelessness on every issue at every point in time?” he said.
@dollarain2000 wrote: “We all knew this was coming like since last year. Knee j*rk approach as always. Well, your committee won’t make any difference. It’s just so it’s on record that you reacted.”
In his own opinion, John Ako said governments that are sensible plan ahead.
“Sensible governments plan ahead and have a timeline of implementation. The reciprocity fee imposed by the US for visas issued still continues even after we stopped charging the same. We will wait to they’re ready to review!”