UAE has not lifted visa ban – Nigeria govt clarifies


The Nigerian Government on Tuesday debunked reports that the United Arab Emirates, UAE, has resumed visa services for Nigerian citizens wishing to visit the country.


FTN earlier reported that Emirati authorities lifted the visa restriction on Nigerian travellers.

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It was also reported that the visa ban was lifted on March 4, 2024.

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The statement also claimed that the commencement of visa issuance was a “milestone, reflecting the successful outcome of in-depth talks between the two nations and underscoring.



But the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to President Bola Tinubu, on his X page said the document didn’t emanate from the Nigerian government.


“UAE has not resumed visa issuance to Nigerians.


“The document in circulation is not authorised either by the Nigerian government or the UAE,” he wrote.

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