The United Kingdom on Monday justified its travel ban on Nigeria, saying the measure was a temporary measure aimed at protecting its public health.

The Head of Communications, British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, stated this in response to inquiries on Monday evening, just at the Federal Government said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 would respond to the travel ban.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, described the travel ban as discriminatory.

Also, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Alhaji Sharafa Ishola, described the travel ban as apartheid.

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