FG to introduce new visas for economic growth, national security


The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce a new visa regime to address insecurity and enhance economic growth in the country by increasing Foreign Direct Investment. Comptroller-General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede said the new electronic visa would be unveiled by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola before the end of the year.

The CG disclosed this in an interview with journalists at the 2019 NIS award night/end of the year dinner at the service headquarters in Abuja on Saturday. The awardees were drawn from all commands of the NIS and were recognised for gallantry, bravery, resourcefulness and expertise in the course of their duties.

The CG, who also received an award presented to him by the Interior Minister, represented by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ekeoma-Ehuria said, “We have been operating with visas that did not target our economic growth that does not look at our security situation that is not very transparent.”


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