Former Nigerian Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has mentioned Fulani herdsmen from border nations received’t have their method into Nigeria had the Federal Authorities developed stringent immigration coverage like that of US President Donald Trump.
Some killings within the northern a part of the nation have been attributed to Fulani herdsmen who have been mentioned to have infiltrated the nation from neighbouring Niger Republic, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Chad.
The Trump administration has thus far imposed sure visa restrictions on some international locations together with Nigeria, the latest being barring Nigerians from the 2022 US visa lottery.
Nevertheless, the previous minister, who’s a staunch supporter of Trump within the 2020 US presidential election, mentioned the Republican candidate has been capable of defend America from infiltration by terrorists along with his strict immigration legal guidelines.
In line with him, Trump is a “hardliner with the problem of terror” and Nigeria wants him to defeat the struggle towards Boko Haram and different terror components.
He mentioned Trump was the one US president in world historical past to problem the Nigerian President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to “cease killing Christians in Northern Nigeria”.
Fani-Kayode, who spoke on Tuesday in a PUNCH Fb Dwell Interview, mentioned he has been passionate concerning the US election as a result of “no matter occurs on this election impacts closely on my nation and the remainder of the world”.
He mentioned, “No matter occurs there’ll have an effect on Africa and Nigeria typically. In a rustic like ours the place we have now Boko Haram, the world-leading terrorist organisation, in line with worldwide terror index; Fulani herdsmen, the fourth world-leading terrorist organisation, in line with the identical organisation; the place you have got the Islamic State West Africa Province; the place you have got SARS protests or anti-SARS protests, it is rather vital that we all know that essentially the most highly effective man on the planet has a vested curiosity in what’s going on in our nation.
“For us in Nigeria, who will assist us with Boko Haram? Who will assist us with ISWAP? Who will assist us mount stress on our authorities to do one thing about Fulani herdsmen? That you must have essentially the most highly effective man on the planet exhibiting curiosity in Nigeria.”
Persevering with, the minister mentioned although Trump has been criticised for a few of his insurance policies, the Federal Authorities wants his immigration coverage to maintain killer Fulani herdsmen from getting into Nigeria.
“He could also be introducing insurance policies that have an effect on some folks greater than others, by way of wanting to maintain his nation for his folks and make his nation nice once more. I don’t see something flawed with that. I’d do the identical if I used to be the president of Nigeria. I’d construct partitions, hold folks out from coming in.
“These are immigration insurance policies and he (Trump) mentioned it that he didn’t need folks coming in. The broader coverage for me makes plenty of sense which is that we don’t need folks coming in illegally.
“If we have now a coverage like that in Nigeria, we wouldn’t have Fulanis coming into our borders all through the north to come back and kill our folks in Katsina, Zamfara and kill our folks in Sokoto. If we have now an excellent immigration coverage, we received’t have that,” he acknowledged.