Former Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), Obed Monago has decried the remedy meted out to Nigerians by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The nation lately stopped the issuance of visas to Nigerians. All submitted functions had been rejected with out refund of visa charges to the candidates.
Monago blamed the Nigerian authorities and illegal residents within the UAE for his or her actions.
“It is appalling that the citizens of the giant of Africa are treated and toyed with in this manner and the blame goes to successive Nigerian governments”, he advised NAN.
“Also Nigerians, who have refused or did not realise that UAE is a sovereign country with its own rules and regulations, should also be blamed.”
“I discover troubling the nullification of visa functions and the preserving of the visa charges by the UAE authorities. The UAE ought to absolutely refund the applying charges.
“If they refund the charges that will present that the actions they’re taking are in good religion and in the event that they maintain on to the charges, it might quantity to extortion,“ he mentioned.
The UAE immigration authorities lately introduced a visa ban on Nigerians searching for to enter the nation and all submitted functions had been rejected with out refunding the visa charges to the candidates.