Africa Outlook

NIGERIA RELAXES IMMIGRATIO­N REGULATION­S WITH NEW VISA POLICY

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THE NIGERIAN government recently unveiled a new visa policy, seeking to attract more foreign investors and boost trade in the country.

New regulation­s provide a visa on arrival for citizens of African Union member countries, and a new e-visa for other tourists.

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, said: “This new Visa Policy will advance our goal of building a globally competitiv­e economy, by helping attract innovation and specialise­d skills and knowledge from abroad, to complement locally available ones. We are sending a message to the world that Nigeria is open for business.”

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