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Buhari Will Remove Nigeria From The US Visa Ban List – Rauf Aregbesola

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has come out to announce that the Federal Government is collaborating with the government of the United States to take Nigeria out of their visa ban list.

In a recent tweet, Rauf said President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his ministry to “resolve issues concerning the recent restriction on issuance of Immigrant Visa.”

According to him, matters concerning the Visa Reciprocity Policy vis-a-vis; Length of Visa Validity, Partial Refund for Rejected Visa Applications, Use of Dropbox were recently discussed with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

He added that the restriction on the issuance of Immigrant Visa to Nigerians will be resolved in no time.

His words, “As directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, to resolve issues concerning the recent restriction on issuance of Immigrant Visa, we also discussed progress made on the areas of concerns listed by the US. We would continue to partner with the country for quick removal of Nigeria from the list.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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