Which way Nigeria?
The Nigerian Federal Government has granted visa to Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a renowned extremist and Islamic terror preacher because he ‘met the requirements.
The extremist who lives in Qatar has been issued a Nigerian Visa to visit and preach in the Country. The cleric has already been banned from countries like Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America, Kenya, amongst others. And Nigeria thinks this is who we need with the ongoing terrorist activities?
Reports had it that the cleric celebrated his Visa issuance with his followers on his facebook on Sunday morning, saying, â€œAl hamdu lillaah. I just got a visa for Nigeria and will be going there in a few days, in shaa allaah. So, I hope to see all my Nigerian brothers and sisters. Baarakallaahu feekumâ€.
The Minister of Interior says every country has its own requirement for granting visa and Nigeria has their especially with the security challenges. But the preacher did not fall within the list of people black listed for their activities that are inimical to internal security.
He added that Nigeria will therefore not useâ€ the refusal of visa by Germany, UK as a basis for refusing anybody visa here.