UAE Envoy says no official ban on work permit to Nigeria



By Joy Odor

The United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Fahad Obaid AI Taffaq, says there is no official communiction placed on issuance of work permit for Nigerians living and working in the United Arab Emirates.

Ambassador AI Taffaq stated this when he received Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) at the Embassy in Abuja.


He said just like others, he read about the ban in the social media ,stressing that the

UAE has no restrictions against any nationality, he said there are possibly isolated cases of individuals whose work visas were not renewed for one reason or the other He added that only last week UAE issued over 50 visas to Nigerians.and stressed that there are thousands of Nigerians working and living legally in the UAE.

The UAE Envoy said they were optimistic that Emirates Airlines would soon resume flights into Nigeria.

Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, NiDCOM said the clarification is really reassuring given a barrage of called and inquiries by Nigerians within and outside the UAE on official stoppage of issuance of work permit to the UAE

NiDCOM Boss urged Nigerians in the UAE to always obey the laws of their host country, be good Ambassadors and excel in whatever they do.

She adds that any Nigerian with consular issues should approach the Nigerian Mission in UAE for advise and clarifications as each case would be treated on its own merit.

Gabriel Odu,
Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit.

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