UAE denies restricting visa for Nigerian nationals

UAE denies restricting visa for Nigerian nationals

- Reports that Nigerians will now be denied visa to Dubai has been debunked by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy

- The report had surfaced following the alleged robbery incident in Dubai involving five Nigerians

- Describing the report as false, the embassy stressed the importance of sourcing news from its official channel

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy on Thursday, April 4, denied reports that it has stopped giving Nigerians visas following the alleged robbery incident in the country some days ago.

The UAE commission in Nigeria described the news about denial of visas as inaccurate and advised that people should always source real information about its activities through its official channels only.

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This new development follows the robbery incident that took place in Dubai where five suspected Nigerians broke into an exchange bureau and stole Dh 2.3 million dinars in Sharjah area of Dubai, UAE.

The five Nigerians were said to have fled with the money before they were arrested by the Dubai Police.

The suspects names were given as Chimuanya Ozoh, Benjamin Ajah, Kingsley Ngoka, Tochukwu Alisi and Chile Ndunagu, and were said to be on visitors visas.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the federal government condemned the action of the five Nigerians who wer arrested for alleged robbery in Dubai.

The senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this in a statement by her media aide Abdur-Rahman Balogun on Tuesday, April 2, in Abuja. ( --> We have upgraded to serve you better

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