The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has noted that the Nigerian Government may reciprocate the visa restriction imposed on its citizens by the United States and other countries.
This was as revealed by the Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mohammed Babandede while explaining the new visa policy that was launched by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) earlier in the year.
Speaking with Signature50 Magazine, however, the immigration boss said the new Nigerian visa policy is reciprocal in nature, adding that like the US, Nigeria has the right to dictate who it allows in or restricts from entering the country.
“I can tell you that the US is a country, it is a nation like Nigeria. They have the right to restrict who will enter their territory or not just like we can restrict US citizen or whomsoever from entering Nigeria,” Babandede said.
The US had in January said it would suspend the issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. However, they could apply for other visa categories.