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We Determine Those Who Can Visit Our Country UK Replies FG Over Politicians Ban

Following the recent ban on some politicians in Nigeria from entering the United Kingdom, the British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has responded to the federal government’s statement on UK government’s threat of visa restriction on perpetrators of electoral violence.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria while speaking at an orientation programme for people with disability seeking Chevening scholarship opportunities in the UK on Thursday September 24, said the issue of visa restriction on perpetrators of electoral violence was her country’s policy.

The high commissioner also expressed surprise with the federal government’s reaction to the the visa restriction threat, stated that prior to the 2019 general election the federal government welcomed its policy..

Laing said;

“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 the 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 to 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.”

Jayamma Abanobi
Jayamma Abanobi is a youth blogger passionate about writing. He can be reached via email abanobijay@gmail.com

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