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Nigeria Government yet to get official notice on UK visa £3,000 bond

ABUJA— Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, yesterday, said the Federal Government was yet to receive any official statement from its British counterpart over the 3,000 Pounds Sterling cash bond for first-time visa applicants from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries.

The other countries are India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

A statement by the ministry’s spokesperson, Ogbole Ode, said: “Federal Government has already conveyed its objection to the bond payment to the UK government, when the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, summoned the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Pocock, to Tafawa Balewa House on June 25.

“If and when a communication to that effect is received, Federal Government will take appropriate steps to reflect its national interest.”

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