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BREAKING: UAE Lifts Visa Ban On Nigerians After Tinubu’s Intervention

Travelers from Nigeria are no longer required to obtain visas, according to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The embargo, which was put in place ten months ago, had considerable impact on the travel, business, and leisure plans of Nigerians who frequently traveled to the Middle Eastern nation.
But lately, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu gave many newfound hope when he pledged to use all of his influence to end the diplomatic dispute between the two nations.

When Ambassador Designate Amb Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi handed Tinubu his Letter of Credence at Aso Rock, he had ordered the issue’s quick resolutions.

TheTimesonline had reported how Tinubu proceeded to Abu Dahbi, UAE capital, from India, where he attended the G-20 Summit.

In a statement on Monday, Presidential spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, announced that the meeting with the UAE authorities was fruitful.
“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.”

Again, UAE Suspends Flights From Nigeria To Dubai

“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 today presented by President Tinubu to his counterpart, an agreed framework has been established, which 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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