The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, on Monday, commended President Bola Tinubu’s move to end the Dubai visa ban placed on Nigeria by the United Arab Emirates.
Sani made this known in a statement via X, formerly Twitter on Monday.
PUNCH reports that the United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities had in October 2022, announced a visa ban on Nigerians, stressing that all submitted applications were rejected and fees non-refundable.
Although no reason was given for the ban, the Dubai authorities declared that all applications were on hold until issues between the UAE government and the Nigerian government were resolved.
According to the former lawmaker, Tinubu’s move to end the Dubai Visa ban was a welcome development.
However, he advised the Federal Government to checkmate the activities of bad elements in the country to make the government’s efforts efficient.
“The efforts by the FG to reach out to the UAE Government to end the Dubai Visa ban is a welcome development, but the Nigerian Government has a lot to do to checkmate the criminal activities of some of our unscrupulous citizens”, Sani stated.
He added that no responsible country will allow anyone to tarnish their hard-earned reputation, or destroy what they have built over the years.
“It took them years of hard work to build their country. No responsible country will allow such criminal activities.”
Sani stressed that bad eggs in the country must be fished out and blacklisted.
“People suspected or involved in violent crimes, drug peddling or racketeering must be stopped and blacklisted by the Nigerian Immigration Service right here.
“We need to work on ourselves first”, he concluded.