Lift visa ban on Nigerians - Saraki urges Qatar

Lift visa ban on Nigerians - Saraki urges Qatar

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has urged the government of Qatar to look into the issue of visiting visas not being granted to Nigerians wishing to visit the country.

Saraki made the plea in Doha where he lead a delegation from the National Assembly to attend the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting that commenced on Friday, April 5, and ends on Monday, April 8.

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The Senate president during a meeting with the prime minister and minister of interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in Doha on Sunday, April 7, noted that the visa ban was negatively affecting Nigerians as it prevents them from visiting Qatar.

Bukola Saraki said at the meeting, the prime minister of Qatar promised to look into this issue.

Some of the lawmakers who accompanied Saraki on the trip include the deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun, Senators Duro Faseyi, Ibrahim Rafiu Adebayo, Ikon Samuel Okon, Igbokwe Raphael Nnanna, Fulata Abubakar Hassan, Goodhead Boma and Dasuki Abdussammad.

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Bukola Saraki also paid a visit to the Nigerian embassy in Doha, Qatar, as part of his trip to the Gulf nation.

In another news report, Senator Shehu Sani, a lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, has called for the protection of innocent Nigerians abroad and that there must be a renewed efforts to take care of frame ups against Nigerians in countries like Suadia Arabia where there are capital punishments for crimes.

Sani in a tweet on Friday, April 5, on his twitter page reacted to the recent execution of a Nigeria by the Saudi Arabian government.

He also said it is the responsibility of the government to provide legal and diplomatic services to the citizens. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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