Visa on Arrival Policy: Senate summons Aregbesola

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The Senate has summoned the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbosola, to appear before it alongside the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede.

The duo are expected to brief the Senate on Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on latest visa on arrival policy for Africans visiting Nigeria by the Federal Government announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in Egypt.

This is coming after a point of order raised by the Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial district, OlubunmiAdetunmbi.

The lawmaker had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the fact that the executive did not carry the legislature along before the implementation of the policy.

Buhari had in his speech during the Aswan Forum on peace and sustainable development in Egypt, said that African passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country, in a move aimed at encouraging free circulation of people on the continent.




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