Spokesman of the Buhari Media Organisation, Niyi Akinsiju, has disclosed that foreigners will no longer be allowed into Nigeria without having at minimum of $200 (N72, 000).
Akinsiju stated this while featuring on a programme on NTA titled, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ on Monday.
According to him, “If we are opening up Nigeria to other African countries, it also means we are creating traffic.
“Entering this country will not be a herculean process. It is a process that is made easy for other citizens to come into Nigeria and you cannot come into Nigeria without holding at least $200. What that tells you is that the $200 will get into our economy. You can imagine if you multiply that by a million people over a 12-month period.”
The Spokesman further said that the order would commence once the visa on arrival policy takes effect.
However, the spokesman for the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Sunday James dissented saying the agency was unaware of any provision that states that a foreigner must possess $200 before entering Nigeria.
He said, “Is the fellow that spoke an official of immigration? We are not aware of any such requirement. He was probably speaking in his own capacity. I will, however, advise that you reach out to the Nigeria Customs Service.”