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Thursday, February 25, 2016

FG seeks abolition of visa requirement among the members of the D-8 countries

The Federal Government has called for the abolition of visa requirement among Developing Eight (D-8) member Countries, which are  Nigeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the call when he met with the Secretary General of the organisation, Dr Seyed Ali-Mohammed, on Wednesday, in Abuja:
“One area that I think D8 must to work on and if really they want to succeed, they must make sure that there is no barrier in term of visa among those eight countries.
“You cannot grow any trade talk less of tourism, if I cannot have easy access to Malaysia, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan.
“You can imagine the volume of trade that will develop over night if only you can make sure that if I want to go to Iran that there is bilateral agreement between Nigeria and Iran, between Nigeria and Pakistan and among those eight countries that there will be free movement of people.
“It is free movement of people that will guarantee free movement of trade.
“So, this is one area that I believe that you need to work hard on.’’
Mohammed, who commended the organisation’s focus on tourism development, said the provision of infrastructure was critical to the development of domestic tourism.
According to him;
“Until you develop domestic tourism, you cannot have international tourism”.
In his remarks, Ali-Mohammed said the purpose of his visit was to intimate the minister about the organisation’s resolve to focus on tourism development as the area of cooperation among member countries.
“The meeting today I am enthusiastic about tourism.
”Very recently, on the proposal of member states, we came to conclusion that tourism or so could be."

Source : Vanguard

63 comments:

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Nice move.

Uju Phil said...

Hian!

chioma jacinta said...

K. * it's well*

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Kwarai Alhaji Lai.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Where does dis leave us?


... Merited happiness

ProudlyDeltan15 said...

Seen...ProudlyDeltan

Chioma said...

Welcome idea

JIRO said...

Imagine the countries. What would many of them bring us than terrorism? Biko make the processes even more stringent. Inukwa free movement

Fan Emmanuel said...

I hate to see this mans face. Iru ka abosi!

*Linda's best friend*

Anonymous said...

Iran ke...make ISIS no enter naija

Miss Ferragamo said...

Good good good!

alan blessing said...

Liar Muhammed don come back again...he has d same lips with Vic o,that's why I don't take anything he says serious

freeborn zinalima said...

Nice one am insupport of it thou this countries are terrorist buhari and this idiot call liadi mohammed brothers.
They should do fast now than all this ranting of no action before thunder fire them.


















#sad indeed

Peter Vals said...

Haba! Egypt, Iran, Bangladesh, India and other shit nations. Why da heck would I want to visit these nations? Why not Visa free to France, USA,UK,Switzerland and Norway?

christiana christiana said...

Na der own b dat ooo


Its all getting better

#spritual

George walter said...

Just like that Ni???? That's to say me fit enter iran this year...


* Lamborghini owner *

Hana said...

Whatever...
Get it done already
That would be an accomplishment on their part
Buh hoollll up!!!
Why only islam contries
Hmm hope that old fool dint sell d contry out.....
We all are not muslim....this nation would never be
Talkn bout D8 my ass

Miss Freeborn!!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

What are we doing in D-8? This is an Islamic organization!!!!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very good

Bonita Bislam said...

Great move.Now the President's voyage round the countries is beginning to give out good reasons.Easy entry & exit of people within the G8 countries will boost trade in no small measure.
However, I suggest security shouldn't be compromised. Extremists & criminals may seize this opportunity to thrive

joshua james said...

Their problem..LINDA OBSERVE CAREFULLY

Anonymous said...

Really Lai Mohammed, the government wants to open our borders to more Islamic fundamentalist and you don't think that's a problem. Iran, Pakistan? We do not want, let us and them continue to apply for visas...shikena

dee boi said...

Dat one will only affect linda brothers... dee

Anonymous said...

No. Only Muslim things?

One Nigeria said...

countries that you would not want to go to.

Anonymous said...

These people are up to no good ooo!! these are all MUSLIM countries right????? somethings fishy....somethings not right....i smell a rat!!!!

Anonymous said...

These guys want free flow of terrorists.....between states.

Pearlie said...

Lai making sense since forever

Anonymous said...

WE DONT NEED ABOLITION OF VISA REQUIREMENT TO GROW TOURISM!!! THIS IS A COVER UP!!!

gentle said...

Only turkey and maybe egypt makes sense there. Other countries are a nightmare. I'm not sure if I like this. Imagine people from Iran, Pakistan, even Malaysia and Indonesia that are known for their drug cartels gaining free access to nigeria.

gentle said...

We dnt want free movement of people from Iran and Pakistan to naija pls.

Anonymous said...

So more jobless youths can travel to all these terrorist training sites and come and join boko haram. No create jobs here in Nigeria And stop pursing things that are not relevant.

Anonymous said...

That means we are been grouped amongst the muslim countries.
I say NO to that.

Anonymous said...

EGYPT IRAN TURKEY TERRORISM.... WE DONT WANT ABEG AS LONG AS THE NIGERIAN SYSTEM IS STILL CARELESS

Anonymous said...

As nie as this may sound especially for Nigerians that want to visit Malaysia and Turkey, it really got some disadvantages. Allowing Asian countries free access to Nigeria is like opening the doors for ISIS. The govt. must trade with care.

Waco J.

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Well said, if true oooo

o'ben said...

Iran, Pakistan..no visa? That's like giving terrorists free access to ur country.apc govt do u guys think at all?

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Nice idea.



#FINEST

Anonymous said...

Your ideas are right but in every transaction you must weigh the consequences if it really worth it then you implement. Remember the nation's you mentioned Iran, Egypt etc.

We don't really have a reliable electronic cameras in Nigeria that can checkmate the activities of some individuals of this nations you talking off.
Help us also with countries like new Zealand, Australia, Norway that are less violent and more tolerant.

We will fix our nation soon, God will put us in the right position to help our nation with the right decision.

Help Nigerian with Electricity and security, we are very contempted with these two. Leave Iran etc for now.

Anonymous said...

Why all predominantly Muslim countries where's India

Chibuzo Joy said...

Hmmmmm

ahabike daniel said...

Will be a nice initiative

Chibuzo Joy said...

Hmmmmm

Engee said...

They no see better country? Make them no open way to more terrorism to our country.

Sipping my hennessy

Peace nwadire said...

You're right sir

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats a good move. Linda take note!

White Gardenia said...

Do u mean free movement of hunger, poverty, war, civil unrest, disease, terrorism,etc?

Anonymous said...

Lol. All Muslim countries!!! Haaaa haaaa haaaa apc u guys are jokes try it and watch how we would destroy those countries fast. Una think say u fit dominate christians. Fools

Welson said...


This is a ploy to allow free passage of Muslims in and out of the country. Why not concentrate on the African front where we have a lot of resources to tap and develop from. The same government is asking Nigerians in diaspora to return and join hands in developing and pushing Nigeria forward, and now seeking for free movement for members of D8, this means that those Nigerians agitating within themselves whether to stay in Nigeria or not, if the above requested is granted will now have the liberty to leave especially at this time of uncertainty in our economy. The government is speaking from both sides of her mouth (double standard). And why is that almost all the mentioned countries are Islamic states, is there anything we need to know?

Anonymous said...

DONALD TRUMPS DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT FOR A BLACK MUSLIM

ONYI P.K. said...

There is freedom of association but this is predominantly Muslim countries. My worry is that if it were the other way round, will a Muslim country be open-minded enough to join a predominantly christian organization? You wonder why there is no one such member in BRICS - Brazil Russia India China South Africa. Anyway, if there is anything good in that 'Nazareth', it does not matter who constitutes the membership. It would have been nice to have South Africa as a member and that will give us a beautiful acronym thus: BIIPMENTS. However, it can, in the interim remain as D-8 or BIIPMENT. Please, Linda tell them to pay my Creativity Fee because there is power in ACRONYM. How about our localized examples: OBJ, IBB, GEJ, PMB and BRF (at a time).

Vivian Reginalds said...

Smh
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

udeh martha said...

You're right sir

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

This government has an Islamic agenda but as surely as the God of Elijah liveth, it will materialize.

otee elizabeth said...

Ok oooo

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Good idea

Nkbebe said...

Abeg this boko haram family,i beg una oo. I smile a big rat, ur plans won't work o. U no see better countries call? Hmmmmm see his face

Nkbebe said...

E no go work for you boko haram family

Fola said...

Yimu

Anonymous said...

Okay Now That This Govt Has Declared Their Islamic Intetion, Can We Now Focus On Finding Who Our Next President Would Be??

Anonymous said...

We dont want terrorists to come into our country freely to terrorize us. Nigeria is not only a muslim nation. It is also a christian nation. Except they want Nigeria to divide. Let the christians go one side and muslims go one side. Lai pls be considerate.

Ifeoluwa said...

With such a move, it would be very easy for ISIS to gain access to Nigeria. Na wa for this Islamic agenda. I hope our representatives at the National Assembly will have the will power to resist such a move. Why should we even be a member of D8. What happened to being part of OECD like South Africa. When one moves amongst mediocres, one gradually becomes one. This government should spend more time negotiating free access to OECD Countries, rather than troubled nations with high numbers of refugees that could come into the country and cripple our already struggling economy.