Experts laud lifting of visa ban as Tinubu clinches deal with UAE | The Guardian Nigeria News


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President Bola Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, yesterday, finalised a historic agreement, which has resulted in immediate cessation of a visa ban placed on Nigerian travelers.

By this agreement, both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria, without further delay.

Reacting, Research Professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos State, Femi Otubanjo, described lifting of the ban as a welcome development.

“Every opportunity for economic relationship is always welcome because there are benefits in trading,” he said, adding, however, that it’s a different topic whether Nigeria can control its population there.
“Whatever positive step a government makes has a ripple effect on other sectors. So, I am…

Source: Guardian Newspaper