On Monday, the United Arab Emirates ended its lengthy prohibition on granting Nigerians visas.
This is in light of the impending return of flights to Nigeria by Etihad and Emirates Airlines.
The choice was made after discussions between President Bola Tinubu and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates.
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday in Abu Dhabi, have finalised a historic agreement, which has resulted in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers.
“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,” the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed in a statement he signed Monday.