According to the proclamation, the followings are the reasons Trump imposed travel ban on Nigeria.
- Nigeria does not comply with the established identity-management and information-sharing criteria assessed by the performance metrics.
- Nigeria does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information, which is necessary for the protection of the national security and public safety of the United States.
- Nigeria also presents a high risk, relative to other countries in the world, of terrorist travel to the United States.
The US government also argued that its investment and effort in partnering with Nigeria in providing assistance on border management and fighting terrorism has not yielded “result in sufficient improvements in Nigeria’s information sharing with the United States for border and immigration screening and vetting”.
The immigration visa ban on Nigeria and five other countries will take effect on February 22, 2020.