Business Buhari Directs Embassies To Commence 48–Hour Visa Issuance To Investors



President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has directed all its foreign missions abroad to commence a 48- hour visa issuance programme to those willing to do business in Nigeria.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, stated this on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said by the latest directive, bottlenecks associated with visa issuance in all its foreign missions should be discontinued in order to make it easy for potential investors to come into Nigeria and do businesses.

Enelamah added that the federal government was currently carrying out series of reforms in the business environment, stressing that the era where investors see Nigeria as a difficult place to do business was over.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari had already launched the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) to drive government effort to identify and reduce bureaucratic processes and regulations that impede the private sector.


He said: “Our visa on arrival procedure is now fully operational, with an upcoming increase in the number of eligible countries. Directive has been issued on 48 hour visa issuance by Nigerian missions abroad.

“We have foreign missions in almost all the major countries of the world and we feel the missions should be used to sell Nigerian products abroad and also used as a point for those who want to invest in Nigeria to make their enquiries.