President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that all Africans visiting Nigeria will be able to get a visa on arrival from January 2020. The president made this known at the ongoing ‘ASWAN Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa” holding in Egypt.
President Buhari told a meeting of African leaders on Wednesday that it was part of a commitment to ensuring freedom of movement on the continent.
The new measure will see that citizens from countries that do not belong to regional union Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will have no need filling an application form before arriving in Nigeria.
“We in Nigeria have already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of our people within the continent by introducing the issuance of visa at the point of entry into Nigeria to all persons holding passports of African countries with effect from January 2020,” he said.
Buhari also discussed conflicts across
Africa, emphasising the need to resolve
“Africans it is important to focus on the issues of conflict prevention and resolution. Conflicts have devastating effects on our societies and they militate against our progress. In this regard, the need to silence the guns cannot be overemphasised.”
Photo Credit: Federal Government