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BREAKING: US optimistic on lifting Nigeria visa ban, says Pompeo

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The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo said he is “optimistic” Nigeria will meet conditions to lift visa curbs, according to AFP report.

Meeting Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, Pompeo said that the curbs were imposed on Nigeria and five other countries as the United States wanted them to do more to ascertain the information on travelers.

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“I’m optimistic that’s going to happen,” Pompeo told reporters.

Recall that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Jan. 31 announced temporary travel restrictions on six countries including Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari in response has constituted a committee, to be chaired by the Minister of Interior, Ra’uf Aregbesola, to study the reason why the United State banned Nigerians from its immigration visa.

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