Jubilation Among Nigerians as UAE Reverses Visa Ban
The United Arab Emirates’ decision to lift its visa ban on Nigerians has ignited celebrations among the Nigerian expatriate community in the Gulf nation. Prior to this reversal, many Nigerians, despite possessing work permits, were gripped by the fear of returning home due to new visa and labor card regulations. The visa issue not only affected their professional lives but had cascading effects on personal aspects such as housing and banking.
This welcome change is attributed to President Bola Tinubu’s adept diplomacy with the UAE’s leadership. The move has significantly restored confidence among Nigerians in the Gulf and showcased the strategic capabilities of Nigeria’s leadership. Senate President Godswill Akpabio joined in praising Tinubu’s efforts, highlighting the renewed hope this brings to the Nigerian community both domestically and abroad.