All Africans travelling to Nigeria will get visa on arrival from January 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced.
Buhari announced this while speaking at the ongoing Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa holding in Egypt.
He told the conference that “Nigeria has already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of 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.”
President Buhari equally emphasised that massive investment in transportation infrastructure was necessary for African economic resurgence as this would facilitate the African Continental Free Trade Agreement recently signed on by the continental leaders.
The African Continental Free Trade Area is a trade agreement between 54 AU member states, with the goal of creating a single, unified market for goods and services followed/facilitated by free movement and a single-currency union.