October 31, 2005

This promotes the need for Nigerians to be hired to understudy the foreign experts as a condition for the issuance of expatriate permits.

It is also of note that procedure of issuance of a visa cablegram from the headquarters of the multinationals has been canceled.

The new policy requires applicants to channel requests through foreign missions in their respective countries of origin.

This will ensure that documents presented at any given time can be properly vetted and ample time for confirmation of information supplied.