Visa ban on Nigerians: Tinubu stops over to meet UAE president | TimeTestedNews


President Tinubu will stop over in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after the conclusion of the G20 Summits in New Delhi, India, to meet with the president of UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, over Visa ban on Nigerians.

The meeting is to discuss all causes of diplomatic rift between the two countries.


UAE had imposed a visa ban on Nigerians in 2022 after the suspension of Emirates flights to Nigeria.

The Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, announced on Sunday that Tinubu would meet with the President of UAE to discuss the issue which will serve as a follow-up discussion between the two countries to address specific issues on the ban.

“President Bola Tinubu will meet with the leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during a technical stopover in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after the president departs from New Delhi, India.

“The meeting will serve as a follow-up discussion to address specific, salient issues within the bilateral relationship after conversations held during a recent visit by the UAE Ambassador to the President at the State House in Abuja.

“The president is maximizing the opportunity of the stopover to equally advance his investment promotion objectives with high-level authorities in the public and private sectors of the United Arab Emirates. “Following a successful investment drive on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, active participation in the G-20 Summit, and a productive stopover in the UAE, the president is expected to return to Abuja immediately following the bilateral engagement.”