Lagos - The United Kingdom is reportedly reconsidering its proposed new visa regulations following widespread outcry.
Recently, it was reported the European country would require a £3 000 bond before it could issue visitors from several ‘high risk’ countries.
Ode Ogbole, spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abuja, confirmed that the decision had been rescinded.
The plan was now being hastily rewritten after Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat leader in the UK, declined to sign off the details of a pilot scheme due to start in November.
Sources said the policy had not yet been signed off.
"We are in favour of the principle but the exact details of how it is to be piloted, including the size of the bond, are still being discussed in government," a Liberal Democrat source in the UK was quoted as saying.
Home Secretary, Theresa May, proposed the scheme at the weekend provoking uproars in India and Nigeria, which are among the six countries named as ‘high risk.’
- CAJ News