By Ayo Akinfe
 They will no longer be able to send their children to the US to go to school as before
 They will no longer be able to go to the US for medical treatment
 Our government will no longer get priority at US summits
 There will be little addition to the $5.6bn US foreign direct investment in Nigeria
 The US will no longer offer support to the government’s Boko Haram campaign. Instead, funding will go to other countries in the Lake Chad Basin Authority like Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic
 The US will not be selling Nigeria arms and weaponry anytime soon
 US holidays by the members of out elite will now be limited
 Our elite will find it harder to invest in US property making their house buying programmes more difficult
 They will find it much harder to go purchase and import US cars into Nigeria
 Our elite will find it harder to open bank accounts in the US
On the surface, this visa ban looks like a good development as it should force the government to act on this insecurity matter but the reality is that our elite can simply turn their attention elsewhere. Nothing stops them now focusing on Canada, China, the European Union, the UK, Japan or Russia.
I think the main impact of this ban is that it embarrasses to the Nigerian government into admitting that it has failed woefully on security. Let us see if there is any action over the coming weeks because the only thing in the way of eliminating Boko Haram and the armed herdsmen is a lack of political will.