The Ministry of Information and Culture has warned Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States of America to be cautious of their belongings.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture handed out the advice on Monday during the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023 Series’.
The series, launched in October, is to showcase the achievements of the Buhari Administration.
He said it has come to the attention of the government that Nigerian travellers to the US and countries in Europe “are having their belongings, especially money and international passports, stolen at an increasingly high rate.
The minister revealed that the most recent victims of this scenario are Nigerians travelling to Europe, especially the United Kingdom.
These victims, according to the Federal Government, were dispossessed of their money, passports and other valuables at high-brow 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 precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.
He, however, added swiftly that this information is merely a piece of advice to citizens who may be planning a visit to the US or Europe and not a travel restriction.
“This is not your typical travel advisory. Issuing such is the prerogative of our embassies/high commissions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.