- Earlier, the US government imposed a visa restriction on Nigerians, which undermines the country’s democracy.
- In reaction, the federal government revealed that such a move should not be ignored but welcomed because it is for the good of the country Nigeria.
- Meanwhile, the US has threatened to sanction anyone who interferes with the democratic process or incites violence in the 2023 general election.
The Federal Government has maintained that any action taken against anyone who undermines the nation’s democracy, watered with the blood of many patriots, is just and justified.
Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this revelation on Monday, January 30 in Abuja in the 20th edition of the scorecard series of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari (2015-2023).
Lai Mohammed talks about FG’s position regarding the US visa ban.
Mohammed was responding to the United States of America’s decision to ban visas for some Nigerians believed to be responsible for or complicit in undermining democracy in Nigeria, The Punch reported.
The minister reiterated the Buhari administration’s position to ensure free, fair and credible elections, as well as a smooth handover to a Nigerian-elected successor on May 29, 2023.
“As a government, we are proud to say that no administration, since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, has shown more fidelity to the democratic process than ours.
“No president, since 1999, has been as unequivocal as President Muhammadu Buhari, in word and deed, regarding leaving office after the constitutionally stipulated two terms.
“That those who undermine our democracy be punished and that they carry their own cross,” he said.
Japa: Peter Obi Discusses Plans To Improve Nigerian Passport Rating, Woo Investors
Peter Obi of the Labor Party has vowed to improve the Nigerian passport ranking if he is elected president in February.
The former Anambra state governor said his administration will entice investors to do business in Nigeria again.
According to Obi, corruption has become Nigeria’s biggest challenge and needs to be tackled collectively.
Like the UK, Canada lists companies eligible to sponsor Nigerians and sets criteria
Meanwhile, the Canadian government’s Visa Startup program allows foreign entrepreneurs to establish businesses in Canada and apply for permanent residence.
The program is also intended for active investors in expanding companies and businesses looking to establish a presence in the country.
The North American country is one of the richest countries in the world with a high per capita income and a first-rate commercial market.