Rosaire Ifedi speaks with WOSU about possible travel ban expansion Rosaire Ifedi, an associate professor of education at Ashland University and a Nigerian immigrant, was interviewed by WOSU for a story regarding whether President Trump will expand his travel ban to include Nigeria.
“Why? What’s the rationale for this?” asked Ifedi, who also chairs Ohio’s New Africans Immigrants Commission.
“Nigeria has been a friend with the United States, Nigeria is a partner with the United States in fighting terrorism and everything you can think of,” she said. “Nigerians who are in the United States are extremely useful and contributing members of society.”
Ifedi says she’s heard complaints from residents who see Nigeria being added to the list as a continued focus on African countries.
A growing number of native Nigerians have been moving to Central Ohio in recent years. Statewide, a 2018 report from the New Africans Immigrants Commission found about 4,000 native Nigerians living in Ohio.