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NIS pledges transparency in VoA operations

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has pledged  its commitment to the effective operations of the Visa on Arrival (VoA) 2020 policy officially presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Feb.4.

Mr Abdullahi Usman, Comptroller, NIS Command, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, made the pledge in an interview  with Nigeria News Agency on Friday.

NAN reports that the command is one of the International Airport commands authourised by the NIS to issue VoA.

Others are Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt International Airports.

According to the controller, VoA allows citizens of other countries to visit Nigeria without visas.

“However, on arrival, the visitor would commence the process of securing visa for the duration of their stay.

“The new policy is designed to facilitate economic activities and in turn economic development and national security,” he said.

According to the comptroller, transparency in every ramification is a must in NIS operations.

“NIS would ensure a high level of professional ethics in the course of implementing the policy,” he said.

Usman said the command would deploy its its hardworking personnel to enable the policy achieve the objectives.

NAN reports that the service has been able to issue over 57,000 since the commencement of VoA.

Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Tajudeen Atitebi

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