Just In: UAE Lifts Visa Ban On Nigerian Travellers


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers.

With the agreement finalised in Abu Dhabi on Monday by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria.

According to a statement on Monday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the immediate restoration of flight activity, through the two airlines and between the two countries, does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government.

The spokesman said that, in recognition of President Tinubu’s economic development diplomacy drive and proposals presented by President Tinubu on Monday to his counterpart, an agreed framework has been established, which would involve several billions of United States dollars worth of new investments into the Nigerian economy across multiple sectors, including defence, agriculture and others, by the investment arms of the UAE government.

“Additionally, President Tinubu is pleased to have successfully negotiated a joint, new foreign exchange liquidity programme between the two Governments, which will be announced in detail in the coming weeks.

“In conclusion, the President wishes to commend the UAE President, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his unalloyed friendship and his determined effort to join hands with him to fully normalize and reset to excellence, the standard of relations between the two important countries” Ngelale further said.

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