Nigeria Becomes First African Country to Issue Biometric Visa
The Nigeria Government has started issuing biometric visas.
This was announced by the Ministry of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abudurahman Dambazau, at the 2017 End-of-Year Dinner and Award Night of the Nigeria Immigration Service in Abuja.
“Nigeria is the only country in Africa that is issuing biometric visa. It started this year, but we have already launched it.
“I know the biometric visa is going to block many people that we don’t want to come to Nigeria.”
Chairperson of the event planning committee, Edith Onyemenam, said it was one of the first federal agencies to implement the Presidential Executive Orders issued earlier in the year.
Onyemenam, who is a Comptroller of Immigration, pointed out that the introduction of online pre-approval for Visa on Arrival contributed greatly to the country’s improvement in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking from 169th to 145th position.
Also speaking, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mohammed Babandede, said, “We achieved a lot because I have a good team.
“We have trained officers in every training institution. I think we will do more.”