Suspend visa ban on Nigerians – Buhari pleads with UAE

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President Muhammadu Buhari called for the lifting of the visa ban on Nigerians by the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“Nigeria and the UAE have enjoyed excellent and beneficial relations for many years, including the highest political levels. We can and must continue to iron out whatever issues that arise between us”, Mr Buhari tweeted.

Nigeria and the UAE have been embroiled in several diplomatic disputes with the UAE imposing a visa ban on Nigerians, and suspending its national carrier, Emirates Airlines, from operating in Nigeria since October 2022.

President Buhari assured the UAE that judicial sanctions will be imposed on Nigerians found to have committed criminal acts in the UAE.

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