Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Honourable Minister for Information and Culture

Nigeria issues advisory to citizens travelling to UK, US, Europe

*The Federal Government advises Nigerians travelling to the United Kingdom, United States, done countries in Europe to take extra precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their valuable belongings

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to recent reported cases of loss of personal valuables in major cities overseas, the Federal Government has urged Nigerians travelling to the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), and some countries in Europe to be security conscious.

The government said it was concerned by the rate Nigerian travellers had been losing cash, international passports and other belongings in especially the two countries.

International travellers at Abuja Airport

ConsumerConnect reports Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Honourable Minister for Information and Culture, issued this travel advisory at the 5th Edition of PMB Administration Scorecard (2015-2023) Series in Abuja, FCT.

Mohammed stated: “It has come to the attention of the government that Nigerian travellers to the United States and some countries in Europe are having their belongings, especially money and international passports, stolen at an increasingly high rate.

“The most recent victims of this are travellers to the UK, most of whom were dispossessed of their belongings at high brow shops, particularly in the high street of Oxford.”

The Minister said: “We have, therefore, decided to advise Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.

“This is not your typical travel advisory.”

He further stated: “Issuing such is the prerogative of our Embassies/High Commissions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“It is merely a piece of advice to Nigerians who may be visiting the affected parts of the world.”

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