Federal Government Assures Nigerians of Benefits of Visa on Arrival Policy for Africans
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on December 24, 2019
The federal government says it was working with airport authorities to ensure that the newly-announced visa-on-arrival policy would allow for easier and faster processing of documents of persons and goods to encourage foreign investment.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, and the Minister of State in the ministry, Mrs. Mariam Katagum, spoke on the plans yesterday in Abuja during an interactive session with journalists.
Adebayo said the present administration had unflinching faith in made-in-Nigeria goods and would continue to encourage their production and patronage.
Katagum, who provided an update on the continued border closure and efforts to engage the country’s neighbours on the issue, said the federal government had begun to engage with the local communities in order to sensitise them about the ills of smuggling.
She, however, said the borders would be reopened on the recommendation of a committee set up to monitor compliance with the ECOWAS trade treaty by its neighbours, particularly Benin Republic and Niger.