Tuesday, February 4, 2020

President Buhari unveils Nigeria’s new visa policy

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad to complement local capacity.

In his remarks at the official public presentation of the Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020, the President said “the implementation of the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 will support the attainment of a globally competitive economy for Nigeria by building on the efforts of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council.’’

President Buhari said the policy will improve the business environment, attract Foreign Direct Investment and boost tourism without compromising national security.


“Earlier in the course of this Administration, we introduced the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (2017-2020) with one of the objectives being to minimize bottlenecks which impede innovation and market based solutions for building an inclusive economy.

“The Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad to complement locally available ones,’’ he added.

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