The Federal government of Nigeria has officially announced its reduction in the price of acquisition of Nigeria Visa by Citizens of the United States of America.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday that the US authorities increased the cost of visa application for Nigerians because of the high Visa fee Nigeria Government task US citizens.
In response to the “tit for tat policy” employed by the US government, the Federal Government of Nigeria has reduced the visa fee price for US citizens barely 24 hours.
Heronationblog learnt that beforehand Nigeria charges US citizens $110 extra to $160 US government charges Nigerians seeking Visa.
This latest development was announced by Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who gave the notice that the Visa fee for Americans seeking Nigeria visa has been reduced.
Aregbesola in his statement said: “The attention of the Ministry of Interior has been drawn to the introduction of reciprocity of Visa Fees by the United States of America. The Ministry acknowledges that there were engagements with the United States Embassy on the issue and in the aftermath, a Committee was set up to conduct due diligence in line with the Ministry’s extant policy on reciprocity of Visa fees,”
“The Committee had concluded its assignment and submitted a Report but the issuance of authorisation for its recommendations was delayed due to transition processes in the Ministry at the policy level.
“The Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has approved the decrease of Visa charges payable by US citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by the Committee.
“Accordingly, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has been directed to implement the decrease in Nigeria’s Visa charges to US Citizens with effect from Thursday, 29th August, 2019.” He added.