The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington has assured Nigerians that they are not affected by President Donald Trump’s Executive Immigration Order.

Mr. Stuart Symington who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja yesterday stated that the US holds Nigeria in high esteem and would not ban its citizens from coming to the US.

He said the connection between our two countries has been strong and will continue to be strong tomorrow.

Symington stressed that Nigeria-U.S is a strategic relationship; one that must be sustained, adding that the connection between the two countries has always been strong and will continue to be strong.

He refuted the claim that Nigeria visa status has been reduced to one year. He said that nothing has really changed in the Visa policy for Nigeria, stressing that the two years multiple entry status is still valid for Nigerians.

Trump had signed an executive order barring citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan from entering the country for 90 days and also suspended the admission of all refugees for 120 days.