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US Visa Ban: CNN popular presenter, Fareed Zakaria defends Nigeria

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A report by Fareed Zakaria, a CNN presenter, on the immigrant visa ban imposed on Nigeria by the Donald Trump administration is trending on social media.

The presenter of a weekly programme on CNN made a case for Nigeria, saying US authorities justified the ban with national security concerns but data available proved otherwise.

Citing CATO institute, Zakaria said four of the six countries listed in the ban – Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Eritrea – had no records on terror-related deaths caused by foreign-born attackers between 1975 and 2017.

He added that Nigerians are the most educated immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa in the US of which 59% aged 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree, according to migration policy institute, The Cable reports.

Nigerians, both home and abroad, have taken to Twitter to share their views about Zakaria’s comment.