THE President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has hailed President Bola Tinubu for what he termed, his ingenuity and proactiveness in resolving the visa crisis with the United Arab Emirate.
Akpabio who described the action as a socio-political showpiece, said that it was an act of genius for the President to have seamlessly restored diplomatic relations between Nigeria and UAE, considering the economic loss incurred by both nation’s while the unfortunate disagreement lasted.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, the President of the Senate said that with the peaceful resolution of the face-off, both nations were on track to reap bountifully from their ties.
The statement read, “I have always had confidence in the ability of President Bola Tinubu to turn around the fortunes of our dear nation and this singular achievement has once more rekindled my hope and that of millions of Nigerians in the Renewed Agenda of the All Progressives Congress (APC)- led government.
“I must confess that President Tinubu’s engineering of the process that led to the lifting of the visa ban on Nigerians by the government of UAE is an act of genius and of course, a magnu opus. It smacks of a clear cut economic and political policy capable of launching Nigeria into the comity of lading nations with a high rate of Ease of Doing Business,”
Akpabio who noted that he was highly elated at the development explaining that it was a strategic move that will reinvent and strengthen consular and economic ties between Nigeria and the UAE, however assured President Tinubu that the National Assembly under his leadership would continue to provide the required legal framework to enable the executive implement the good policies outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda blueprint.
Akpabio said, “As a responsible parliament, we will continue to collaborate with the executive through the enactment of effective legislations to make the job of Mr. President an easy one. We will continue to be sensitive to the needs of Nigerians by being proactive in the processing and passage of laws that will stand the test of time.”