President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have finalized a historic agreement, which has resulted in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers.
This was revealed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Monday, September 11, 2023. He noted in his statement that the president also secured some outstanding deals with the UAE that cut across sectors of the Nigerian economy.
“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.
As negotiated between the two Heads of State, this immediate restoration of flight activity, through these two airlines and between the two countries, does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government.