Nigeria ‘Blindsided’ by Trump Travel Ban, Its Top Diplomat Says

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Secretary of state Mike Pompeii always met with Nigeria's foreign minister just days after that country was added to the US travel ban is NPR's Michele Kelemen reports Nigerian officials are expressing disappointment over the move Nigeria is a key partner in fighting ISIS Boko haram and other terrorist groups and as Pompey points out it's also a major trading partner that's why Nigeria's foreign minister Jeffrey on yama was so surprised that the US announced it would no longer issue immigrant visas for Nigerians we were somewhat blind sided with the announcement of the visa restrictions by the by the U. S. he says Nigeria has been working through the concerns that the U. S. raised about passports and sharing security information Nigeria was one of six countries added to the trump administration's travel ban last Friday Michele Kellerman NPR news the state

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