Nigerian President, Mohammed Buhari
Nigeria's President, Mohammed Buhari

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced a visa-free package for all nationals of African countries.

President Buhari made the declaration at an Aswan forum, an agenda for peace and sustainability amongst African countries, held in Egypt

The statement was given further prominence when the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Ambassador Ahmed Awal tweeted to congratulate President Buhari.

The minister who was present at the summit commended President Buhari for his effort and revealed that from January 2020, the decision will be set to motion.


The tweet read,” I wish to profoundly commend President @MBuhari of #Nigeria who just announced at the Aswan Forum complete visa exemption for all Africans. Starting January 2020 Africans will be able to arrive in Nigeria without visas. It’s such an exemplary decision. Thanks your Excellency.”