President Farmajo cancels his American Citizenship

Villa Somalia has issued an official statement on 1st august 2019 saying president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo has withdrawn from his American citizenship and has returned his American citizenship documents.

The statement read the decision was not sudden and it was being worked on for some time now, there was series of consultations with lawyers both in Somalia and in America on immigration issues

President Farmajo lived in America for a long period, during his stay in the United States President Farmajo Completed his education and worked there collecting immense experience which shaped his career. He became the prime minister of Somalia in 2010 During the era of former president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

The constitution of Somalia allows its citizens to hold dual citizenship, but president Farmajo after two years of his election to presidency he initiated a plan to withdraw from his American citizenship and return his passport.