Why is Buhari visiting Dubai?
Despite the recent killing of a Nigerian woman by the Saudi Arabian goverment after she was convicted of drug trafficking, President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting the United Arab Emirates.
This is happening just few days after his sojourn to Amman, Jordan for the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The execution of this Nigerian woman has caused an outrage on the social media space, as many Nigerians believe the punishment is despotic.
However, Buhari will be in Dubai for Annual Investment Meeting (AIM). He was invited by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rachid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, PM & Ruler of Dubai.
After speaking on the huge investment opportunities in Nigeria at the WEF in Jordan, Buhari will be delivering a keynote speech on the theme, “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”
With the sole aim of exploring investment opportunities in more than 140 countries, and also connecting businesses around the globe, AIM pride itself as the largest gathering of corporate leaders, policymakers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs and financial analyst.
The meeting opens on Monday, April 8, 2019 and ends on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the World Trade Centre, Dubai.
Visa policy for Nigerian visitor’s to UAE intact – Embassy
The visa policy for Nigerians visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is still in the right frame and hasn’t changed, reports from the UAE Embassy in Abuja has confirmed.
This report has now clarified the rumours in the media which vent viral that the issuance of three-month visa has been suspended.
The Embassy via it Twitter handle on Thursday, April 4, said: “In the light of the press report published this morning (Thursday 4/4/2019) alleging that the United Arab Emirates has suspended issuing tourist Visa to Nigerian nationals, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Abuja would like to announce these news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel”.
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