The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has unveiled Nigeria’s plans to digitise tourist visa before the end of the year.
Mr Babandede made the disclosure when the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Folorunsho Coker, and his team paid him a courtesy visit in his office, on Saturday.
He assured that the digitisation of tourist visa, which is ongoing, would further improve tourism and the ease of doing business in Nigeria as the tourist visa would be web-based.
“Everything will be digitised with no physical contact with anybody. Once you apply online, upload your application, submit, pay, and get approval, you start coming and within 24-48 hours, you get your tourist’s visa,” he said.
The Immigration boss disclosed that Nigeria is quite liberal with tourists’ visa for people coming to the country for religious tourism.