US govt speaks on identities of Nigerian politicians issued visa bans
America of America has given causes it is not going to reveal the identities of Nigerian politicians issued visa bans for interfering in electoral processes.
On Monday, the US authorities introduced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the November 2019 governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
On why the identities of these affected weren’t disclosed, the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, it was due to the confidentiality hooked up to visa-related issues.
Leonard acknowledged this on Wednesday, whereas talking on the finish of the inaugural consular assembly with Nigeria officers.
In response to her, the names can’t be made public “as US visa processes are actually confidential and so we don’t publish an inventory, we don’t make public who it’s that might be subjected to this sanction.
“A person who intends to journey or apply for visa could be refused and impeded however it’s not one thing that we promote, who these people are.”