Written by Tordue Salem – Abuja
A minority club in the House of Representatives protested against the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against the irreversible N10,000 special charges for Nigerians seeking visa approval for certain countries.
Speaking in a statement by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) stressed on Thursday that while he “is not against any genuine visa waiver measures, especially those aimed at curbing drug trafficking and other criminal tendencies, he is concerned about policies such as fees that are often placed under undue pressure. to innocent citizens ”.
The Committee on Minorities, in response to “the arrests and anxieties raised by Nigerians, therefore calls on the NDLEA to take steps that will lead to an ongoing revision of the grant to an acceptable amount, while taking measures to adequately sensitize Nigerians to the problem”.
The MPs’ clubs added that this was “especially because it is stated that the disputed fee was issued on the order of the source countries, and not the NDLEA and Nigeria”.
The chairman called on “Nigerians to remain calm and concentrated in the collective global fight against trafficking in illegal drugs and other drug-related crime.”
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