The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has listed eight countries which require that it issues a mandatory visa clearance to Nigerians intending to travel there.
The listed countries are Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Pakistan, Philipines and Russia.
The NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said: “The attention of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has been drawn to some misinformation and misconceptions about a 24-year-old visa clearance policy, which requires Nigerians travelling to some countries to meet certain requirements before getting clearance from the NDLEA.
“The anti-drug law enforcement agency wishes to state as follows: that the policy was not newly created to impose levies on Nigerians travelling abroad but has been in existence for over 24 years.”
He added that: “The policy does not apply to all Nigerians seeking to travel overseas but only those travelling to eight countries, usually referred to as ‘source countries’. The countries include: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Pakistan, Philipines and Russia.”