The United States Mission in Nigeria has refuted reports that it placed a ban on the issuing of student visas to Nigerians.
In a brief statement issued by the embassy on Monday, the commission said the media reports claiming that a ban was placed, is false, hence describing them as ‘fake news’.
Some reports sprang last week claiming that the U.S. immigration office had put a hold on issuing student’s visa to Nigerians.
The reports went further by also claiming that the decision was a new measure to impose visa restrictions on countries whose citizens have a track record of overstaying beyond the validity of their short-term US visas.
#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such manufactured item on Facebook and Twitter or received it via WhatsApp, please communicate that it is false. pic.twitter.com/1EvoiST6ak
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) June 17, 2019
However, the U.S mission said claims are unfounded and urged the public to disregard the claims.