- President Bola Tinubu has been able to secure the suspension of the UAE visa ban on Nigerians after meeting President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
- The development means that Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airlines are to resume flights in and out of the country with immediate effect
- According to a statement by the presidency, President Tinubu also made two deals with the Arab country in recognition of his economic policy
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Abu Dhabi, UAE – President Bola Tinubu has successfully secured the suspension of the ban on Nigerians who wanted to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his visit to the Arab country.
The development was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, and tweeted by the presidency on Monday, September 11.
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According to the statement, President Tinubu and his UAE counterpart, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, made historic deals in Abu Dhabi on Monday, and this led to the immediate suspension of the visa ban placed on Nigerians willing to travel to the country.
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Without further delay, Emirate Airlines and Etihad Airlines have been ordered to resume flights in and out of Nigeria.
The statement further explained that the agreement did not involve any immediate payment from the Nigerian government.
List of deals Tinubu made with UAE president
Ngelale further noted that the UAE authority agreed to make billions of U.S. dollars in the Nigerian economy, covering several sectors, including defence and agriculture, in recognition of President Tinubu’s economic policy.
President Tinubu was also said to have successfully negotiated a joint and new foreign exchange liquidity programme with the government of the UAE and Nigeria, adding that the details would be communicated to Nigerians later.
The statement reads in part:
“Furthermore, by this historic agreement, both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines are to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria, without further delay.”
See the tweet here:
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According to a statement from the White House, the meeting was part of the sideline event for the two leaders at the G-20 leaders’ summit in New Delhi, India.
President Biden commended President Tinubu for his economic reforms and the leadership prowess in the ECOWAS.