The Presidency has supported the visa restrictions decision by the United States on certain Nigerians.
Recall that the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced that the visas of specific individuals in Nigeria will be restricted for undermining the democratic process in a recent Nigerian election.
Reacting, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while speaking at the 20th edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) on Monday, welcomed the idea.
He said, “Let me be clear, whatever action is taken against anyone who undermines this democracy that has been watered by the blood of many of our patriots is right and justified. For us as a government,” he said.
“President Buhari has left no one in doubt of his dogged determination to ensure free, fair and credible elections, handover to a successor elected by Nigerians and then return to Daura after the May 29, 2023 handover date. As recently as this past Friday, when he visited the Emir of Daura, Mr. President still told the Emirate that he would return and settle down in Daura after handing over on May 29, 2023.
“The President has also given unprecedented support to INEC while also signing into law the Electoral Bill 2022 that Nigerians have hailed as a reason to have confidence in the electoral process.”