Nigeria is Tackling US Over The Dropbox Suspension - Foreign Affairs Min. Geoffrey Onyeama

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at 06:43 AM, 22/05/2019 (4 months ago)

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Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, says the federal government has engaged the U.S. government over the recent suspension of interview waivers (dropbox) for Nigerians renewing their visas.

He made the disclosure, yesterday, when he briefed newsmen on the ministries’ activities during the first term of President Buhari.

Onyeama said unfavourable migrant decisions taken by some countries were as a result of negative perceptions about few Nigerians who do not obey the laws of other countries.

He said: “And, a lot of it is that they released statistics to show that 10 per cent of people who overstayed their visas, globally, are Nigerians. Those who do not obey the rule of other countries have more negative impact on those who obeyed.

The issue of those who overstayed their visa is a real issue. We have engaged with the US government over it.

We are just trying to work through them and they are looking at various alternatives and solutions and, to make it less difficult for genuine visitors and the likes.

Things like you have to have guarantor or surety and the like, all those things are what they are trying to apply to really address this issue,” he said

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