FG replies US, says no state in Nigeria is unsafe
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 12, 2016
The Federal Government has faulted recent claims by the US government that at least twenty states in the federation are not safe for its citizens. The American government had in its recent travel advisory, cautioned its citizens not to travel to any of the states, citing armed robbery, kidnapping and terrorism, among others, as reasons for the advice.
But Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who dismissed the US government’s claim when he received a delegation from the Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria in Abuja, said every state in the country is safe.
He said the advisory published by the U.S. Embassy is incorrect, urging the media to desist from propagating negative reports about the country. Mohammed said such practice would discourage investors and is counter-productive to the country’s tourism growth.