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Biden To Lift US Travelling Ban On Nigeria, Others (Full List)

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Biden To Lift US Travelling Ban On Nigeria, Others (Full List)

The United States President-elect, Joe Biden, has vowed to reserve executive orders ratified by President Donald Trump when he takes over on January 20, 2021.

Recall that during the early days of his administration Trump had placed travel bans on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen – most of which are majority Muslim.

Trump, in 2020, also included Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania to the list.

In a statement on Saturday by the incoming White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, stated that the Biden administration will roll back enforcement of a variety of executive orders.

Klain said that the among dozens of regulations to be reversed by the President in his first day at the Oval Office include the travel ban placed in Nigeria and other countries which are most Muslim countries, CNN reports.

“President-elect Biden will take action not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration but also to start moving our country forward,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, have restored the official pages of Donald Trump, which were disabled on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

The accounts, which were disabled over alleged inciting comments and falsehood, were restored in the early hours of Saturday, January 16.

Recall that Facebook and Instagram Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg in a statement on Thursday, January 7, said the social media giants are banning President Trump for his actions.

He had said: “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

The tech giants each took the rare aggressive steps after a violent mob stormed the House and Senate Wednesday, forcing lawmakers into a lockdown and briefly interrupting their formal process to certify Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.