The new visa policy which allows travellers to visit Nigeria without visas and only commence the process of obtaining visa upon arrival into the country was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
The policy was presented in the presence of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mohammed Babandede on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
The Minister of Interior said the new visa policy has broadened the scope of visa obtainment in Nigeria from the hitherto six categories to 79.
Aregbesola added that the visa on arrival could only be obtained in four international airports, which he listed as Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano and Port Harcourt International Airport.
The Comptroller General
of Immigration Service Mohammed Babandede said that every Nation has its own
visa policy based on its needs, adding that the new policy will take care of
emergency, education, tourism among others.