Nigeria plans to digitize tourist visa before the end of the year


Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede, has unveiled Nigeria’s plans to digitise tourist visa before the end of the year.

Babandede made the disclosure when the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

He assured that the digitisation of tourist visa, which is ongoing, would further improve tourism and the ease of doing business in Nigeria as the tourist visa would be web-based.

The Immigration boss disclosed that Nigeria is quite liberal with tourists’ visa for people coming to the country for religious tourism.

Babandede hinted that there are challenges in making tourists visa liberal because tourism has become the weakest link for entry into Nigeria.

However, he said, tourist visa will be possible without compromising national security.

Coker, earlier in his speech, congratulated the immigration boss and his teams on the innovations in the visa process especially the visa-on-arrival improvements.