26 March 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has raised concerns over alledged non-refundable N10,000 special charges on Nigerians seeking for Visa Clearance to certain countries, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The caucus in a statement signed by the Minority Leader Ndudi Elumelu stresses that while it is not against any genuine Visa Clearance measures, especially those placed to curb drug trafficking and other criminal tendencies, it is however concerned about policies such as fees, that tend to place undue pressure on innocent citizens.
The statement, in response to the apprehensions and anxieties raised by Nigerians, therefore urges the NDLEA to take steps that would lead to an immediate review of the non-refundable fee to an affordable amount, while putting up measures to adequately sensitize Nigerians on the issue.
The statement calls on Nigerians to remain calm and focused in the collective global fight against trafficking in illicit drugs and other drug related criminality.