President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday urged the Egyptian Ambassador in Nigeria, Assem Hanafi Elseify to make the process of getting the country’s visa less cumbersome for Nigerians.
He also called for a closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco.
Lawan according to a statement by his Special Adviser (Media) Ola Awoniyi, made the call at separate meetings with the Egyptian Ambassador in Nigeria, Assem Hanafi Elseify and also with the Moroccan Ambassador in Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma who paid him courtesy visits on Tuesday.
The President of the Senate made the appeal against the backdrop of numerous complaints received by his office from Nigerians who were denied visas by the Egyptian embassy.
“While we are not going to encourage that whoever does not qualify and applies for visa be given, we believe that many Nigerians have legitimate reasons to apply for visas to go to Egypt.