President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have finalized a historic agreement between the two countries.

In a meeting which took place in Abu Dhabi on Monday has resulted in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travelers.

This development will now allow Etihad Airlines and Emirates Airlines to immediately resume flight schedules into and out of Nigeria.


As negotiated between the two Heads of State, this immediate restoration of flight activity, through these two airlines and between the two countries, does not involve any immediate payment by the Nigerian government.

In recognition of President Tinubu’s economic development diplomacy drive and proposals today presented by President Tinubu to his counterpart, an agreed framework has been established, which will involve several billions of U.S. dollars worth of new investments into the Nigerian economy across multiple sectors, including defense, agriculture and others, by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

Tinubu during the meeting expressed gratitude to UAE President for his unalloyed friendship and his determined effort to join hands with him to fully normalize and reset to excellence.