We Respect Nigeria, But We Decide Who Enters The UK – British Govt Fires Back at FG Over Visa

Published On: September 25, 2020, 9:59 am (1 month ago)
Author: kacy lee
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The UK Government has said it is surprised by the federal government’s stance, that it would consider disrespectful to Nigeria’s sovereignty, for any outside authority to sit in judgment over the conduct of its citizens and apply punitive measures such as visa restriction, unilaterally.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, stated this while speaking at an orientation programme for people with disability seeking Chevening scholarship opportunities in the United Kingdom.

Laing made it clear the issue of visa restriction on perpetrators of electoral violence was the UK’s visa policy and they determine who travels to the country.

“It is our visa policy, the UK, and we can determine who comes to the UK. So, that is a non-sovereign right.

“And all we are saying is that in line with Nigerian policy, that those who commit violence or who incite violence, there may be an implication for that person when they apply for a visa in the UK.

“So, I think it is actually completely consistent with the Nigerian policy. This is our visa policy, but obviously, it is for Nigeria to determine how they deal with these perpetrators in Nigeria,” Laing said.

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban politicians who resort to electoral violence, ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections.

-- olowoinlionsden Online (m) at 25-09-2020 11:27 AM
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Hope the U K  Government is aware there people who make spurious Allegations against Citizens, even when the Law of the Land has not so stated.
-- gogoman Online (m) at 25-09-2020 11:34 AM
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lol. e dey pain una for abuja!!!  NO MORE VISA FOR UNA
-- dopygenius Online (m) at 25-09-2020 01:08 PM
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You have spoken well madam!!!
Let them go to hell,they are the one that's bringing hard die hardship to Nigerians... Shameless fools
-- olowoinlionsden Online (m) at 25-09-2020 02:50 PM
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But for the fact that Nigerians have not yet freed their minds of colonial slavery, why should we listen to these pink face euroopeans who are doing the same thing they are breathing down heavily on us. Look at this Ape of a man called Trump, he has said he woild not handover Power if the election in his Country does not favour him. I don't know what his stance would mean to the "mumu" Nigerians who are hailing him as the baston of Democracy. I don't know that Edolites are still this gullible, here is Obaseki who is owing workers arrears of salaries; bingo, it is election time, and some thieving Leaders from the South-South ferried their State resource to come and bribe them, they glibbly collect the money and return the man owing them back to Power. We shall see whether these theiveing South-South Leaders will still come back and be paying them salaries. What a pity.