Nigerian Diplomats, Officials Get Free Entry To China


Diplomatic relations between Nigeria and China has taken a deeper dimension with China offering visa exception to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials with effect from February 1 2014.

The outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Deng Boqing, disclosure at the weekend at the Nigeria-China Business Roundtable and Luncheon in Lagos, which was organised by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

Boqing also said China will work with Nigerian government to simplify via process for the ordinary citizens. He said the decision is based on an agreement reached recently between President Jonathan and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

“We have decided to offer visa exemption for Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials in a first phase. In the future, we will also be working with the Nigerian government to simplify other citizens’ visa application process,” he said