The United States on Wednesday introduced visa restrictions on particular people in Nigeria.
The American authorities stated these affected undermined the democratic course of in a latest election.
The latest electoral race in the nation have been the governorship polls in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States.
An announcement by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, reiterated the dedication of the U.S. to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and round the world.
“Today, I am announcing visa restrictions on specific individuals in Nigeria for undermining the democratic process in a recent Nigerian election.”
Under Section 212(a)(3)C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the people will be discovered ineligible for visas to America.
Blinken famous that sure relations of such individuals can also be topic to these restrictions.
“Additional persons who undermine the democratic process in Nigeria—including in the lead-up to, during, and following Nigeria’s 2023 elections—may be found ineligible for U.S. visas under this policy,” he stated.
Blinken clarified that the newest visa restrictions targets solely sure individuals and are not directed at the folks or the authorities.
“The decision to impose visa restrictions reflects the commitment of the United States to support Nigerian aspirations to combat corruption and strengthen democracy and the rule of law,” the official concluded.