The Federal Government has approved visa fee waiver for accredited foreign observers and monitors of the nation’s upcoming general elections.

Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to him, this became essential due to the postponement of the 2019 general election to Saturday February 23 and March 9, 2019.

He urged all affected individuals and organisations wishing to extend their stay or travel back to their countries and return for the next elections to visit NIS Visa Desk at INEC Headquarters in Abuja.

He said; “The desk officers will attend to those requiring extension of their visas issued gratis (without charges). This provision became necessary to afford those affected the opportunity to travel out or return without violating the Immigration provisions that relate to entry and exit with valid visa and document.”

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