The federal government has said it supported the US government’s recent visa ban on some Nigerians that undermined the nation’s democracy.

LEADERSHIP reports that the US government announced visa restrictions for Nigerians that undermined the country’s democracy, a ban it said was not directed at the Nigerian people or the government, but at specific individuals.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the announcement last week in a statement but did not name the people affected.

Speaking at the 20th edition of the PMB Scorecard Series on Monday in Abuja, Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed said
any action taken against anyone who undermines Nigeria’s democracy “is right and justified.”

“That those who attempt against our democracy and carry their cross be punished,” he declared.

alh. Mohammed boasted that no administration in Nigerian history has shown more fidelity to the principles of democracy than the current government headed by Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister said the Buhari administration was creating a template for a smooth transition of power to the next administration on May 29, 2023, adding that the government has no plans to extend his tenure beyond the delivery date.