After Tinubu’s visit, the UAE lifted its ban on Nigerian travelers seeking visas.

by Amos Kalu

In Abu Dhabi, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates came to a historic agreement that will immediately lift the restriction on Nigerian travelers obtaining visas.

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This was revealed in a statement on Monday by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Advisor to the President on Media and Publicity.

The two governments’ accord calls for Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines to resume their regular flight schedules into and out of Nigeria right away.

“This immediate restoration of flying activity through these two airlines and between the two nations does not include any immediate payment by the Nigerian government, as agreed upon by the two chiefs of state.

“An agreed framework has been established, involving several billions of new investments by the investment arms of the Government of the United Arab Emirates into the Nigerian economy across many sectors, including defense, agriculture, and others, in recognition of President Tinubu’s economic development diplomacy drive and the proposals today presented by President Tinubu to his counterpart.

President Tinubu is also happy to have successfully negotiated a new joint foreign exchange liquidity initiative between the two administrations, the specifics of which will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

According to the statement, “The President wishes to express his appreciation to the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for his unwavering friendship and his determined effort to work with him to fully normalize and reset the standard of relations between the two important countries to excellence.”

After attending the G-20 Summit in India, Tinubu reportedly made a technical stopover in the UAE, according to OHAFIATV News.

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