Canada denying Nigerians visas unfairly – Envoy

Nigeria’s Excessive Commissioner to Canada, Adeyinka Asekun, says the nation is unfairly denying loads of Nigerians visas, together with college students.

Asekun mentioned many Nigerians have been keen to review in Canada however have been denied the chance.

He spoke on Thursday at a webinar on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary organised by the mission, NAN studies.

Asekun expressed the hope that the difficulty can be addressed within the draft bilateral settlement each international locations have been engaged on.

“Canada and Nigeria have for a while been engaged on a draft settlement that addresses plenty of areas of mutual concern to each international locations. It’s our additional hope {that a} video convention name could also be arrange subsequent spring newest to finalise the phrases of this settlement.

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“What’s most vital about this settlement is that it’s prone to tackle a scenario wherein loads of Nigerian residents are being denied visas when they need to even have been granted the visas. We’re searching for a scenario wherein the method will develop into a lot fairer and rather more predictable,” he mentioned.

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He hinted that there are provisions within the settlement which can make it potential for Nigeria to get significantly better remedy.

Asekun mentioned Nigeria and Canada have shared an enduring and mutually useful relation in numerous areas for the reason that former’s Independence in 1960.

He acknowledged the Canadian authorities’s help to Nigeria, together with its contribution to the institution of a laboratory in Lagos in 2014 for efficient administration of infectious illness following the Ebola outbreak.

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