In keeping with the prediction of Radio Biafra that the United States will no longer support Nigeria in the event of break up of the country, it has been confirmed that Nigerians will no longer be allowed to come to the US via the visa lottery programme.
Nigeria is the only African country singled out for this disgraceful treatment due to the prevailing criminality and imminent break down of law and order in the country.
The United States’ Diversity Visa Lottery program will no longer be open to Nigerians, the U.S. Department of State has said.
A statement released by the Department on Sunday, listed Nigeria as one of the countries barred from participating in the upcoming DV-2015
According to the statement, the disqualification from the program is because “more than 50,000 natives of these countries immigrated to the United States in the previous five years.”
It added that “Changes in eligibility this year: For DV-2015, natives of Nigeria are no longer eligible”. However, since entries are based on country of birth, Nigerians born in eligible countries can still apply.
Many other African countries, however, remain eligible to participate in the program.
The department listed African countries that are eligible for the DV-2015 to include people from Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt*, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger,Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles and Sierra Leone.