UAE visa ban lifted for Nigerians, as Tinubu visits Abu Dhabi


From Left: Nigerian President Bola Tinubu and his hos, UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a bilateral meeting in Abu Dhabi, on Monday September 11, 2023.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday in Abu Dhabi, have finalized a historic agreement, which has resulted in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travelers.

This was made known in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, dated September 11, 2023 and copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER on Monday.

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Furthermore, by this historic agreement, both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria, without any further delay.

As negotiated between the two Heads of State, this immediate restoration of flight activity, through these two airlines and between the two countries, does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government.

In recognition of President Tinubu’s economic development diplomacy drive and proposals presented by the Nigerian leader to his UAE counterpart, an agreed framework was established.

This, according to Ngelale, will involve several billions of U.S. dollars worth of new investments into the Nigerian economy across multiple sectors, including defense, agriculture and others, by the investment arms of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

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.

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