By Adeyemi Olusoga
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed must be patting himself in the back in what seems like a ‘clapback’ at the United States and the United Kingdom by the Nigerian government after it warned citizens to beware of passports and money thieves in the two countries.
Mohammed had in a press conference warned that British and American thieves are now targeting Nigerian shoppers and tourists in those countries for their money and Nigerian passports.
He warned during his presentation at the fifth edition of the “PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023 Series, held at Radio House in Abuja.
But he warned that this is not a regular travel advisory as that is the prerogative of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mohammed said: “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 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 highbrow shops, particularly in the high street of Oxford.
“We have therefore decided to advise Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precaution to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.”