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Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by dipoolowoo: 12:21pm On Dec 06, 2019
By Dipo Olowookere

Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Mr Abdullahi Usman, has disclosed that not less than 58,000 visas have been issued to foreigners at the airport located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Mr Usman, in a chat with newsmen at the airport, stated that most of the visas were issued to foreigners coming into the country to invest in the economy, thereby creating jobs for citizens.

According to him, these visas were given to these foreigners on arrival into Nigeria through the MMIA from January 2019 to Thursday, December 5, 2019.

The comptroller noted that the visa-on-arrival procedure was targeted at investors coming into the country, which is Africa’s largest economy, to do business as part of the Ease of Doing Business policy of the federal government.

“We have upgraded our visa on arrival from email-based to web-based to improve our services. Applicants can now log into the website and fill in their details and also get their approvals directly from there instead of using a third party which was what we were doing before because they have to send a representative here to process it.

“So, the increase in the issuance is to ease procedure and encourage more investors to come into the country to invest,” the immigration officer told journalists when he received officials of Access Bank at the airport.

He further said the airport was now operating better than in the past, stating that the new Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) has been installed at the airport.

According to him, this equipment has enabled immigration and border officials to process travellers more rapidly and professionally and as well make their border-crossing experience safer and more humane.

Mr Usman said this led to officials of the agency to stop about 150 Nigerians from travelling out of the country in the last four months in the fight against human trafficking.

https://businesspost.ng/economy/nigeria-issues-58000-visas-to-foreign-investors-at-lagos-airport/

Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by JosEast(m): 12:26pm On Dec 06, 2019
lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by adesegun121(m): 12:30pm On Dec 06, 2019
Ok
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Finnese001: 12:30pm On Dec 06, 2019
grin

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Kendumazy(m): 12:30pm On Dec 06, 2019
OK
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by sirdonbright: 12:31pm On Dec 06, 2019
Ok

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Odianose13(m): 12:31pm On Dec 06, 2019
58,000!!! Eku Investment!!!!!

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by salbis(m): 12:31pm On Dec 06, 2019
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Nobody: 12:31pm On Dec 06, 2019
This country is a huge joke and should be featured on comedy central

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by 1Dray(m): 12:32pm On Dec 06, 2019
shocked
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Religion6: 12:32pm On Dec 06, 2019
Lol
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by LagBoss: 12:32pm On Dec 06, 2019
Hmm is this how they issue theirs to us too?

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Najyin(m): 12:32pm On Dec 06, 2019
Hope it's not audio visa.

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:33pm On Dec 06, 2019
@Topic, Good one from the Immigration service.
This is the CHANGE we want in our country.



The comptroller said that no fewer than 58, 000 visas were issued from January to Dec. 5 on arrival to foreigners who arrived through the MMIA in Lagos.

He said that most of the beneficiaries were investors coming into the country.

He said the visa-on-arrival procedure was targeted at investors coming into Nigeria to do business as part of the Ease of Doing Business policy of the Federal Government.
It is good reading that investors are coming back into our country to invest after they all left for neighbouring countries during the years of looting.

As we have always believed, Slow and steady our darling nation will work again.

We are in good hands.

God bless Nigeria.

We love her.
We believe in her.

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by uzohrome(m): 12:34pm On Dec 06, 2019
Audio visas, companies here are folding up and relegating to other countries. God will help this country.

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Justinlean02(m): 12:34pm On Dec 06, 2019
As a nation we've failed for 59 years to unite and build a greater nation, divided we're all naive to a greater future together, but truth be told we've failed as a unit, nation, state and an entity in Nigeria. Protest against all corrupt leaders is all we need but who wan start am?. it begins with you and me someday we'll all understand that we failed our future by being hate filled in building our nation Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by sotall(m): 12:35pm On Dec 06, 2019
undecided

Audio investors

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by IamR: 12:35pm On Dec 06, 2019
Foreign investors indeed!

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Bolanlely(f): 12:35pm On Dec 06, 2019
They should also give account of the money earned from issuance of visa

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Qween098: 12:35pm On Dec 06, 2019
Love this strategic investment policy. Visa on arrival is the way to go
Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Pavore9: 12:35pm On Dec 06, 2019
A good number of them from East Africa na church program carry dem go Nigeria...Shiloh 2019, TB Joshua etc

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by ojun50(m): 12:36pm On Dec 06, 2019
Tell us how many people run out dis country

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Digitalstarlite: 12:36pm On Dec 06, 2019
D issue is not give visas to foreign investors but give in policies and reforms that wud cater needs of the workers by increasing their pay and more allowances for the workers...

This is d main priority of any government to invest into d masses

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Re: Nigeria Issues 58,000 Visas To Foreign Investors At Lagos Airport by Boyooosa(m): 12:36pm On Dec 06, 2019
Bomboclaat! shocked
I hope BLLB Nigerians in diaspora will not be part of the beneficiaries of this package cos I don't trust Nigerians.
They might package documents that will purport them as Potential Investors but right inside them, they want to come and hustle ni...in all fairness to us, we don't need such Immigrants for now.

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