In a recent statement, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode expressed his admiration for President Bola Tinubu’s accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. Fani-Kayode lauded President Tinubu for successfully reinstating the faith and optimism of Nigerians on the international stage.
Furthermore, he emphasized that President Tinubu’s swift actions in the initial three months of his tenure have firmly positioned Nigeria to take a leading role in guiding the African continent.
Fani-Kayode shared his sentiments via his official communication platform, coinciding with the United Arab Emirates decision to lift the visa restrictions imposed on Nigeria. This uplifting development was officially announced by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, in a press release issued on Monday.
Ngelale also disclosed that both Etihad and Emirates Airlines have promptly resumed their flight operations within Nigeria, marking the immediate implementation of this decision. These positive changes came about following a crucial meeting between President Tinubu and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi.
In response to the meeting and the historic agreement that has led to the immediate cessation of the visa restrictions on Nigerian travelers, Femi Fani-Kayode expressed his admiration for President Tinubu’s accomplishment, highlighting that Tinubu had achieved what his predecessor could not.
“In the last few days, our President has placed Nigeria back at the center stage of international affairs where she rightly belongs,” the former Aviation minister said.
“After a fantastic outing in India at the G20 summit, which has attracted billions of dollars in investment to our country and where he rightly told world leaders that they cannot do without Nigeria, he went to the UAE and not only ensured that the visa ban on Nigerians was lifted but also ensured a resolution to the trapped Emirati funds at Central Bank and the issue of flight routes and air travel between our two countries. All these achievements in a matter of a few days.
“These are things that the previous administration could not achieve in years of protracted and oftentimes acrimonious negotiations.
“I am truly proud of our President, and under his watch, Nigeria is clearly on the rise again.
“Not only has he restored our confidence and hope, but he has also proved to the world that Great Nigeria, the Giant of Africa, has come alive again. Glory be to God.”