Nigeria Immigration Service Upgrades Visa Policy
The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, in line with the global best practices has increased visa categories from 6 to 79 as contained in the Nigeria 2020 Visa Policy.
The National Public Relations Officer of the agency, Deputy Comptroller Sunday James made this known while delivering a lecture titled “Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 and Implications for Africa Economy”, at an international virtual summit organized for journalists.
He said the policy would support the attainment of a globally competitive economy for Nigeria by building on the efforts of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC.
DC James noted that the policy would improve the business environment, attract foreign direct investments and boost tourism.
“The Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 is not just another document added to the publications of the Nigeria Immigration Service but a national document on specifics on a major core mandate of a service that manages and controls the mobility of human beings coming and leaving the country and to another from 6 Classes of Visas to 79, and 87 pages book that deals with Visa as a tool used by the nation to spur economic growth, enhance security and national development.
Thanks to Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari that gave approval by presenting the document to the public in his word, “I am Confident that 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 (PEBEC).” he added
The NIS Deputy Comptroller said the document had taken care of all diplomatic concerns, means of control, deployed by nation to admit or refuse entry into territories.