Foreign Affairs Minister Summons British High Commissioner
The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru has summoned the British High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr. Andrew Pocock over the proposal by the UK Government to impose a 3,000 Pounds ‘cash bond’ on first time Visa applicants from Nigeria and other selected Commonwealth Countries regarded as ‘High Risk’ Countries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said the proposed policy would definitely negate the joint commitment by British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Jonathan to double bilateral trade as well as hinder people -to- people contacts, a Cardinal principle of the commonwealth.
The British High Commissioner expressed regret that the yet-to- be announced policy was leaked to the media as its modality for implementation has not been worked out.