Senate rejects Buhari’s free visa policy, summons Interior Minister

The Senate has rejected the free visa policy of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is premature, considering the spate of insecurity in the country.

The senate also summoned the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola along with Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration to appear before its committee on Interior, Judiciary and legal matters.

The invitation was to explain to the senate the legality, logistics and constitutional issues available and required for compliance, before the implementation of the visa-on-arrival policy. FEATURES NEWSSenate rejects Buhari’s free visa policy, summons Interior MinisterPublished 24 hours ago on December 17, 2019.

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Senate rejects Buhari’s free visa policy, summons Interior Minister The Senate has rejected the free visa policy of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is premature, considering the spate of insecurity in the country. The senate also summoned the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola along with Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration to appear before its committee on Interior, Judiciary and legal matters.

The invitation was to explain to the senate the legality, logistics and constitutional issues available and required for compliance, before the implementation of the visa-on-arrival policy. Buhari had recently announced the commencement of visas-on-arrival policy for all African travellers by January. This was a resolution adopted sequel to a motion sponsored by Sen. Adewunmi Adetunbi (APC, Ekiti North) at plenary on Tuesday.

Leading his debate, Senator Adetunbi said that a national newspaper on December 12, 2019 had reported that the Federal Government had approved that all Africans could come into Nigeria without visa from January 2020.

He said that neither the Federal Executive Council (FEC) nor member of the National Assembly had yet submitted a bill for domestication of the said African Continental Free Trade Agreement which is necessary prerequisite before its implementation.

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