The United Arab Emirates Nigerian embassy has denied reports that the country has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerians.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the embassy last night.
See full statement below:
In light of the press reports published today alleging that the UAE has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerian nationals, the UAE Embassy in Abuja announces that these news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel
Reports that the UAE has suspended tourist visas for Nigerian passport holders wafted through the media in the aftermath of the arrest of five Nigerians who had robbed a Bureau de change shop in Dubai, one of the major cities in the UAE.