Why Nigeria was Banned from American Visa Lottery

Here are the reasons Nigeria was Banned from US of America DVisa Lottery. We are posting this to inform students who still hope to go to the United States of America to study. We informed you weeks ago in this post that this programme no longer allows Nigerians to offer but many still keep the hope that United States Government would not follow through with the action. I’m afraid, it has become a reality.

Read the full details of why Nigerians can no longer benefit from American Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery

Jeffery Hawkins, U.S. Consul-General, on Thursday, gave reasons why Nigeria was banned from participating in its 2015 Diversity-Visa-Programme registration.

Mr Hawkins told journalists at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, that Nigeria was among other countries that had in the last five years, sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. through the programme.

“As at today, Nigerians have graduated from being under-represented to being a fully well represented group in the U.S,” he said. “There is therefore no longer any need to encourage Nigerians to apply to travel to the U.S. through the Diversity-Visa-Programme. Already there are too many Nigerians in the U.S. that have benefited from this programme.”

The envoy explained that the diversity visa was created to promote countries with low rates of immigration to the US.

He, however, said that the U.S. authorities would continue to give preference to Nigerians travelling to U.S for visits, business transactions, studies and professional engagements.

“All other types of immigration from Nigeria to the US, apart from the diversity visa, would continue unabated,” he said. “Also, let me say that the ban has nothing to do with our relations with Nigeria now, and in the years ahead.”

He also dismissed insinuations making the rounds that the move was to reduce the number of Nigerians travelling to the U.S.

The U.S official also said that the development had “nothing to do with insecurity, activities of Boko Haram and other forms of upheaval in Nigeria”.

The U.S. Department of State recently banned Nigeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador and Haiti from participating in the 2015 Diversity-Visa-Programme. Other affected countries are: India, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, U. K. and Vietnam although the Vietnam visa on arrival program is still active for approved citizens.

Ahmed Ogundimu

Ahmed Ogundimu is a Web Designer and Developer, Digital Marketing Expert and SEO Manager. I enjoy finding solutions to problems and sharing same, hence the reason for creating www.ngscholars.com and some other websites I own. I work as a web developer at Sigmanox NG and also as the web administrator/editor at NGScholars. Follow me on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

18 Comments

  1. well, it okay it just that it has limited those who believe in adding positively to American has been stave of their visions. God will always make a way. thanks

  2. WELL ALL THING WORK TOGATHER FOR THEM WHO LOVE GOD. LOOK GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPEN HERE ON EARTH. I BELIEVE AS LONG AS NIGERIA RELATIONSHIP STILL REMAIN TIGHT AND GOOD, SOME POSITIVE CAN STIL COME OUT LATTER BCOS AMERICA HAS BEEN SO GOOD AND CONSIDERATE AMONG OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NIGERIA. (BY ABIKPHI FRIDAY)

  3. for the fact that this things are happening govrnment of america should please have a limited time for this ..for the sake of we the young ones. and by the special grace of god i pray things will turn around to change

  4. Yes,I still believe that what ever has abegining must surely has an ending,it’s just only a matter of time so long as God is still God. So,let’s contenue hoping on his mercy for in due season we shall rejoice.

  5. Well, every body want to leave this country known as Nigeria. We intend to travel down to the U.s . It is basically for green pasture, our leaders should be ashame of themselves. Nigerians are talented and hard working people but our country is not encouraging for whatsoever, American government should endeavour to reconsider Nigerians for the gestures of visa lottery programme as that has been the only way for their survival…… God Bless America.

  6. I cnt stop giving God the glory despite whatever condition….stil belv God is at work in favour of His children for we ar d heritage of His servant made for signs and wonders so every thing is working together for our good I blv dat.

  7. it will do us more better if we stop complaining rather lets give tenx to God in whatever condition for God is in control as he has already made us for signs and wonders as we ar d heritage of his servant so lets see dis period as d moment of turning around for our best. ….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.