In a historic turn of events, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have come together to finalize an agreement that brings an immediate end to the visa ban imposed on Nigerian travelers. This significant development signifies a positive shift in relations between the two nations.
Furthermore, as a part of this agreement, both Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines will promptly resume their flight schedules to and from Nigeria, ensuring smoother travel for passengers. Importantly, there will be no immediate financial burden on the Nigerian government associated with this restoration of flight services.
President Tinubu’s dedication to advancing economic diplomacy played a pivotal role in these negotiations. His proposals have paved the way for substantial investments in Nigeria’s economy, valued at several billions of U.S. dollars.
These investments will span various sectors, including defense, agriculture, and more, facilitated by the investment arms of the United Arab Emirates Government.
Additionally, a new joint foreign exchange liquidity program, negotiated by President Tinubu, is in the works between the two nations. Detailed information about this program will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
In conclusion, President Tinubu expresses his gratitude to UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his unwavering friendship and collaborative efforts to fully normalize and enhance the relations between these two significant countries. This agreement marks a positive step towards strengthening ties and fostering mutual prosperity.