A US-based Nigerian family from Ibadan, Oyo state, has been invited to the White House by US President, Joe Biden.
The family got the invitation direct from the President himself in a phone call to the 12 year-old daughter, Josephine.
In a video that has gone viral, Biden appreciated the family for its support as he spoke about how the US is a nation of immigrants like the family members are.
The phone call became a video call as Biden’s wife, Dr Jill, joined in the conversation.
The family was excited all through the call, with the young girl saying it was a dream come true for her speaking with the US President, just as the family prayed for Biden’s success.
When Biden invited them, the father was so happy as he said “President Biden, please make it real, we’d love to come.” Biden replied, saying: “I am serious. We don’t say anything we don’t mean…”
This is coming hours after Biden signed some executive orders lifting the immigrant visa ban placed on Nigerians by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Trump had in February 2020, placed an immigrant visa ban on Nigeria, citing Nigeria’s lack of a robust database.
With Biden’s reversal of Trump’s order, Nigerians will now be able to apply for green cards.