Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has called for a review of policy on issuance of visas to Nigerian sports men and women.
Dalung made the call in a protest letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama over the refusal of the United Kingdom and the United States of America to issue transit visas to Team Nigeria to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas.
Nigeria, having secured Bahamas visas had applied to the United Kingdom for transit visas to enable the team to fly through London.
Dalung explained that the team was also made to pay for priority service in addition to the regular visa fees to expedite the process. All necessary travel documents to support their applications were included but only one person was issued visa out of the twenty-six while twenty-four were denied and one still pending.
The same response was received when the Ministry of Youth and Sports took their applications to the United States Embassy.
The Minister however called for a review of such policies that hampers solidarity among nations.