President Tinubu Orders Immediate Resolution To Nigeria, UAE Impasse

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President Bola Tinubu and the UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi.

Abuja - August 25 - (Mediaage NG News) – Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu on Thursday ordered an immediate resolution to disagreements with the the Kingdom of United Arab Emirates (UAE) that affected flights and issuing of visas to the country.

Nigerians were stopped being issued visas to the UAE last year, following suspension of flights by the Emirates airline, after it was unable to repatriate funds from the West African country due to forex restrictions.

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This was after “considerable efforts were made to initiate dialogue with the relevant authorities failed to get a viable solution”, according to the airline.

While receiving the UAE ambassador, Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi in Abuja, President Tinubu said the matter should be resolved “immediately”, adding that he was ready to” personally” intervene in the matter.

“We should look at the issues as a family problem, and resolve it amicably… We must work together. We need to agree on core aviation and immigration issues”, the President said.

He spoke as he Mr Al-Shamsi said he had been working on 24 agreements with the Nigerian government adding that “these are small issues, all within a family, and they will be resolved”.

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