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From 2020 All Africans can come to Nigeria without visa, Buhari announces in Egypt

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that nationals of all African countries can now enter Nigeria without a visa.

Buhari said this at the ongoing ASWAN Forum taking place in Egypt.

Buhari also tweeted this, noting that the decision would take effect from January, 2020.

He said, “Nigeria is committed to supporting the free movement of Africans within Africa. Yesterday at the Aswan Forum in Egypt I announced that, in January 2020, we will commence issuance of visas at the point of entry into Nigeria, to all persons holding passports of African countries.”

More so, Ambassador Ahmed Awad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, commended President Buhari for the move, noting that the Nigerian leader has led by example.

He said, “I wish to profoundly commend President @MBuhari of #Nigeria who just announced at the Aswan Forum complete visa exemption for all Africans.

“Starting January 2020, Africans will be able to arrive in Nigeria without visas.

“It’s such an exemplary decision. Thanks your Excellency.”