Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the lifting of travel ban on Nigeria travellers by the UAE authorities.
The Ekiti born politician described the deal as heart-warming and a remarkable achievements.
The Witness reports that presidency announced on Monday that Tinubu and the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, finalized a historic agreement, which has resulted in the immediate cessation of the visa ban placed on Nigerian travellers.
“Resolution of the diplomatic row between Nigeria and the UAE is no doubt heart-warming,” he wrote on X.
Fayose noted that allowing a diplomatic row that resulted in the imposition of visa ban on Nigerians and suspension of flights to Nigeria by Emirates, since October 2022, is no doubt a sour taste in the mouths of many Nigerians whose businesses are tied to the UAE.
“Therefore, resolving such a diplomatic deadlock in just one visit to the UAE shows that President Tinubu has come to renew the hopes of Nigerians,” he said.