UK To Grant Nigerians Fast-tracked Visas
The United Kingdom is making plans to amend its border control system to benefit citizens from 52 Commonwealth countries, including Nigeria.
Forty-five members of the UK parliament said Commonwealth countries may get fast-tracked visas to the UK after Brexit if the proposal sails through.
UK Telegraph reports that the suggestion was made in a letter addressed to the home secretary, Amber Rudd.
According to the letter, Commonwealth stood with Britain when it witnessed “existential threats”, but that UK has left its allies in the cold as it “pivoted to Europe.”
The letter reads in part, “I am writing to urge you to extend the hand of friendship to our Commonwealth partners.
“In the previous century, Commonwealth countries stood with Britain as we faced existential threats from abroad but as we pivoted to Europe, increasingly, our Commonwealth allies were left in the cold.
“The lack of consideration for Commonwealth citizens is at its starkest at our border. While EU citizens are collecting their luggage or exchanging greetings with loved ones, our Commonwealth friends wait tirelessly in the ‘All other passports’ queue.