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UAE lifts travel ban on Nigerians, Emirates, Etihad Airlines to resume flights

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By Oludare Mayowa

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the visa ban placed on Nigerian travelers with immediate effect, according to a post by President Bola Tinubu on his verified X platform on Monday.

The statement also announced the resumption of flight schedules into and out of Nigeria by “Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines, without any immediate payment required from the Nigerian government.”

According to President Tinubu, the highlights of the meeting between him and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also included an agreed framework for new investments worth several billions of U.S. dollars into the Nigerian economy by the UAE government, covering multiple sectors including defense and agriculture.

A new joint foreign exchange liquidity program between Nigeria and the UAE, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.

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A commitment to normalize and enhance the relations between the two countries, fostered by the collaboration between myself and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

“Today, in unity with my friend, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan , we have initiated a new era of collaboration and friendship between our nations – Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.

“We’ve also laid a robust foundation for substantial investments in various sectors in Nigeria, a testament to our shared vision for a prosperous future.

“Together, we are committed to building bridges and fostering a friendship that stands the test of time. As part of our discussions, the following have been reached,” President Tinubu said in the post on his X handle.

(Contact; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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