FEC Meets Ethiopian on Visa Ban

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has announced that it has started discussions with the Ethiopian government about the contentious issue of a recent visa ban on Nigeria to get the new policy reversed.

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, announced this during the FEC’s weekly briefing, although he also highlighted that the restriction has no bearing on the two countries’ agreement on Nigeria Air.

The adoption of a revised national policy on labour migration, which aims to protect the dignity of immigrant workers in the country, and the ratification of International Labor Organization Convention 181, which seeks to permit the operation of private employment agencies and ensure that people’s protection and rights are fully respected, was also approved by the council today.

The Nigeria Police Trust Fund has received approval from the Federal Executive Council to enter into a contract for the supply of vehicles and insurance coverage for a number of other vehicles, totalling N4,541,829,704 billion.

The fleet comprises 44 Toyota Camrys, eight Toyota Prado 2021 models, and eight Land Cruisers. The cost of the vehicles used for tactical operations is 4.5 billion naira.

The FEC also approved MTN’s acquisition of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway project, which will cost more than 202.8 billion naira and be built under the road infrastructure tax credit program.

The Ministry of Works and Housing had earlier today given the council a memo.

Additionally, Executive Order 7, the President signed in January 2019, was followed, according to the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who told State House reporters as much.

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