Nigeria announce visa free for all Africans

The federal government of Nigeria has announce a visa free for all Africans

This means the border is open to all Africans to come in freely.

Nigeria Visa Free for africans

The federal government of Nigeria has given the approval allowing all Africans to come to Nigeria without visa starting from January 2020, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muhammad Babandede, the comptroller general of the NIS made this known at the inauguration of the Africa Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC) on Wednesday, December 11, in Abuja.

According to Legit, it was gathers that Babandede said President Muhammadu Buhari will soon make the official announcement.

The announcement would be made soon by the President of the Federation. But we cannot succeed without a tool like AFIC. This tool is keen if we want to implement an effective free movement across our border.

The tool is actually coming at the right time. AFIC would help African countries especially Nigeria that want to open its border for all Africans to enter at will. And now that tool is available, it would make the work easier for us,” he said.

Mr Babandede further acknowledged the role played by different forces, including the EU, in checking the spread of crime and insecurity in the country.

He specifically commended the EU and Frontex delegates for establishing the risk analysis centre, adding that analysis could not be done physically without analytical system.

I was opportune to be at the Frontex headquarters, and I came with useful tools which are for border and control centre,” he said.

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The NIS boss, Babandede added that the tools donated by Frontex will be used in the building of border and control centre which will be inaugurated in 2020.

He gave assurance that all the equiment donated by the bodies will be well used and maintained just as he called for more training of officers.

Roman Fantini, the head of sector, Frontex, assured the immigration service of training the officers as requested to help maintain the system and usage.

Frontex is an agency of the European Union (EU)which is tasked with border control of the European Schengen Area, in coordination with border and coast guard of Schengen area member states.