The chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has applauded the swift intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu that led to the lifting of visa ban on Nigerians by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and resumption of Etihad and Emirates flights into Nigeria.
In a statement in Abuja by NiDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa said with the landmark and unique diplomatic achievement, Nigerians working in the UAE, who could not have their work permits renewed can now heave a sigh of relief.
The NiDCOM boss said the intervention will usher a new era of collaboration and friendship between the two nations – Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
Besides, the lifting of ban and resumption of flights into Nigeria, Dabiri-Erewa said the bilateral parley also laid a robust foundation for substantial investments in various sectors in Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa, who has been bombarded with calls from excited Nigerians living in the UAE, urged them to continue to be good Ambassadors of the country.
It will be recalled that diplomatic row ensued between the two countries about a year ago due to some unresolved differences which had brought untold hardship to travelling Nigerians as well as those living in UAE.