Any African visiting Nigeria will be able to get a visa on arrival, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced.
He told a meeting of African leaders on Wednesday that it was part of a commitment to ensuring freedom of movement on the continent.
On President Buhari’s Twitter official account, 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.”
Citizens of countries that belong to the regional group Ecowas already have visa-free access to Nigeria, but the measure announced by the president should mean other visitors will not need to fill out paperwork before they arrive.