The Nigeria government has rescinded visa charges for visiting Americans to Nigeria after the US government had on Tuesday a retaliatory action announced a range of new charges called “reciprocity fees” for Nigerians seeking to travel to America. It was as Nigeria charges US citizens higher fees for visas than Nigerians pay for US ones.
Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola told journalists that the government had approved a reduction in visa charges for US citizens from $180 (£147) to $150.
It is not clear yet if the US government will now reciprocate Nigeria’s gesture and revert to the new visa fee it had planned to implement from Thursday 29 August.
Consultations between the two countries to reduce visa fees for US citizens had failed to yield results.
Hundreds of Nigerians travel to the US each year for education, jobs and healthcare.
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