BREAKING: Tinubu Heads For UAE To Sort Out Flights Suspension, Visa Ban Issues
Abu Dhabi, UAE – President Bola Tinubu will meet with the leadership of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during ‘a technical stopover’ in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The scheduled meeting is aimed at resolving the diplomatic dispute with Nigeria, according to Daily Trust newspaper. The issues include the visa ban the country imposed on Nigerian nationals since October 2022 and Emirates Airlines’ flight suspension to Africa’s most populous nation.
Tinubu to meet UAE authorities in Abu Dhabi
It comes after Tinubu’s departure from New Delhi, India, where he attended the G-20 Summit.
According to a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, the meeting in the UAE will serve as a follow-up discussion.
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The statement partly reads:
“The discussion will address specific, salient issues within the bilateral relationship after conversations held during a recent visit by the UAE Ambassador to the President at the State House in Abuja.
“The President is to address lingering bilateral issues while maximising the opportunity of the stopover to equally advance his investment promotion objectives with high-level authorities in the public and private sectors of the United Arab Emirates.”
Legit.ng reports that President Tinubu is expected to return to Abuja immediately following the bilateral engagement.
More to come…