Africans who possess a valid passport will soon no longer need a visa to enter Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that the current requirements will fall away as of next year.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced African nationals will now only need a passport to enter the country.
The Citizen reports that visa requirements for the continent's travellers will soon be a thing of the past come January.
Making the announcement during the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development Summit in Egypt, Buhari commented:
“Nigeria introducing the issuance of visas at the point of entry into Nigeria to all persons holding passports of African countries with effect from January, 2020.”
While time will see more details surrounding this development emerging, many have warmly welcomed the move, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Awad commented on the announcement:
“I wish to profoundly commend President Buhari of Nigeria who just announced at the Aswan Forum complete visa exemption for all Africans. Starting January 2020 Africans will be able to arrive in Nigeria without visas. It’s such an exemplary decision. Thanks, your Excellency.”
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