Nigeria allows Visa-free travel to all Africans

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Nelson Bwire Kapo

, Regional

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has graciously approved the issuance of Visas on arrival to all Africans.

According to a statement from the country’s ministry of foreign affairs to all diplomatic and consular missions, the decision was taken to support and facilitate the regional and continental integration agenda of the African Union.

“His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously approved issuance of Visas on arrival to all Africans……to support and facilitate the regional and continental integration agenda of the African Union, particularly the free movement of persons and the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). Thereby contributing to increased intra-African trade and investments. This is in furtherance of the leadership and firm commitment of HE President Buhari to advance Pan Africanism and African Renaissance,” the statement reads in part.

“The embassy wishes to further express the expectation of the government of Nigeria, that this new major Visa policy would spur more member states of the African Union to adopt similar actions towards active promotion and the realisation of the AU vision of united, fully integrated, peaceful and prosperous continent as enunciated in agenda 2063,” the statement continues.

Nigeria becomes the 15th country in Africa where visa is issued on arrival. Other countries include; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Togo, Djibouti, Somalia, Comoros, Rwanda and Ghana.

Others are; Guinea Bisau, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Madagascar, and Ethiopia, Whereas countries like; Benin, Botswana, Tunisia, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal, Malawi, Lesotho, Gabon among others do not require to visa to grant entry.

 

 

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