Nigeria says no plan to issue visas on arrival for Africans
Nigeria’s government says it has no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans.
The African Union’s political affairs office had tweeted on Friday that Nigeria announced the plan at a retreat for permanent representatives to the continental body.
Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed told The Associated Press on Sunday: “It is not true that we have any such plans.”
Africans need visas to travel to 55 percent of the continent, according to AU figures, and officials say that hurts trade.
The AU has advocated for a single African passport and for abolishing visa requirements for all African citizens in all African countries by 2018. Ghana, Rwanda, Mauritius and the Seychelles already issue visas on arrival to all African passport holders.
Verbal Declaration on Visas Inaccurate
it was earlier reported that Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said on Friday, in a major step toward the goal of Visa free movement on the continent.
Only God know how the African Union official can Make such a blunder but to be fiar to the AU spokesperson Ebba Kalondo he did say that “they were waiting for details from Nigeria as the news was “announced verbally with no formal communication.” and that Nigerian officials could not immediately be reached as Nigeria announced the action at a retreat for permanent representatives, the AU’s political affairs office said in a tweet.
Lets wait and see as things unfold as the plan is for there to be visa free travel across the whole African continent next year