The United Arab Emirates UAE, on Monday, lifted the visa ban on Nigerians as a result of President Bola Tinubu’s visit to UAE to extend the collaboration and friendship between Nigeria and UAE.
Tinubu in a statement posted on his X (Twitter) account noted that he and his Emirati counterpart, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have secured “a robust foundation for substantial investments in various sectors in Nigeria with the UAE government.
Tinubu however described this development as a testament to “our shared vision for a prosperous future.”
He said Nigeria and UAE are committed to building bridges and fostering a friendship that stands the test of time.
According to President Tinubu, the two nations reached agreements on the “Immediate lifting of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers by the UAE and also the resumption of flight schedules into and out of Nigeria by Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines, without any immediate payment required from the Nigerian government.
He also said the agreement included the “framework for new investments worth several billions of U.S. dollars into the Nigerian economy by the UAE government, covering multiple sectors including defence and agriculture.
The president also achieved the negotiation of “A new joint foreign exchange liquidity programme between Nigeria and the UAE, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
“the commitment to normalize and enhance the relations between the two countries, fostered by the collaboration between myself and UAE President”