Nigeria is introducing three new visa categories.

The Nigerian Immigration Service will soon introduce the various categories of visas as part of a visa reform.

Mohammad Babandede, Comptroller General of Immigration, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the visa categories being considered were:

  • visa for tourists,
  • visa for retirees outside the country who wish to retire in Nigeria and
  • visa for incentive/investors.

“If you have money, genuine money, we are encouraging visitors who have intellectual capacity to assist in building capacity in Nigeria,” Babandede said.

“If the visa is not going to break national security, good economy, we would encourage it to be delivered in a transparent way to cut corruption.

We will ensure that Nigerians realise that there is reform based on the anti-corruption strategy of Mr President [Muhammadu Buhari].”

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