US Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard sets Conditions for Nigeria Visa Ban to be Lifted

Still on the issue of the US Visa ban on Nigeria and other countries, Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard has revealed that the ban can be lifted, if some conditions are met.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige in Abuja on Tuesday February 18,

Leonard said that the US wants Nigeria to sort out problems with information sharing.

She said;

“I need to clarify something for you here. The immigrant visa ban does not affect people who are currently resident in the United States.

It does not cancel the status of anyone who currently lives in the United States.

“What Secretary Pompey said was that it was meant to be temporary. And it is about problems with information sharing which are investigable, achievable and resolvable

and we look forward to Nigeria in a very short time being able to meet those information sharing goal so that the decision can be reviewed.”

The recent law from the white house placing Visa Ban on Nigerians have continued to cause controversies.

Mary Beth Leonard

Many have argued that Nigerians in the US bring more revenue to the country than average White man.

With this stance from Mary Beth Leonard, who is the US Ambassador to Nigeria, maybe a solution is in sight.