The United Arab Emirate authorities announced the ban on Visas from Nigerians on Friday, October 20 2022 .
Naija News NG learnt Dubai authorities expalined that all Visa applications from Nigerians were halted until problems between Nigerian government and the government of the UAE were sorted.
The authorities informed it partners like travel agencies in Nigeria . It reads :
“All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.
“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments,” the notice to Nigerian travel agents declared, according to PUNCH.
We gathered that all fees earlier paid by applicants are nonrefundable .
This development has attracted the rage of Nigerians and they directed it to Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission , who days ago called a Nigerian in diaspora an ‘Ode’ on social media .
Ode! You go to Indonesia, carry drugs, do cultism and come begging to be rescued from death sentence . Thank God for @ndlea_nigeria now saving people like you from death row, Abike Dabiri-Erewa wrote.
Read social media reactions from Nigerians below :
2 days after Abike Dabiri tweeted the nonsense she tweeted.
What a “coincidence”.
JJ. Omojuwa @Omojuwa
Thé UAE has basically cancelled visa for ALL Nigerians. Our stuttering bilateral relationship with the UAE is basically dead and in need of redemption now.
Let’s see how long it will take Abike Dabiri to call UAE , an “ode” or “mumu” country for the visa ban of Nigerians or the punishment of that Lady.
If AI @ifeanyianeke
We used to have government officials like Omobola Johnson and Dora Akunyili. Now we have Abike Dabiri and Lauretta. How did we get here? How?
Foundational Nupe Lawyer
People will leave Nigeria to flout the laws of other countries and you all still blame the government when you face the consequences of your actions. Make it make sense please? Cos it’s beginning to annoy me
Stop defending the useless government, what’s ordinary crime that citizens cannot be allowed to commit outside Nigeria? Why do we have madam Abike and co that we’re paying from our taxes? Why did we put them there? That’s why we’re saying we should vote wisely next year
Abike Darubiribiri went on the internet to profile every Nigerian in diaspora as drug peddlers last week – today, Dubai has effected a visa ban on Nigerians
We’re saying elections have consequences, you’re asking what’s the correlation?
Is your brain mass replaced with sawdust?
The Dubai authorities have blamed the ban on strained bilateral relationships-is it the citizenry that leads bilateral talks?
Why do we find ways to excuse the ineptitude of this government?
In sane administration, Abike & Onyeama shouldn’t have jobs
Elections have consequences
PATHFINDER 🌁 @macematty
We no go see abike now ooo na when them call her ode she will be flexing muscle.
Every time a Nigerian goes abroad and breaks the rules and is arrested
@abikedabiri is tagged, Please do same when someone commit a crime against you tag
@BenHundeyin, plead with police not to prosecute nor arrest the person. That is your own way of justice follow it religiously .