January 27, 2023

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Breaking: Our residents can journey to Abuja, UK makes U-turn on safety advisory 

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The UK (UK) has made a U-turn in its earlier safety advisory to its residents towards travelling to Nigeria ‘s capital metropolis, Abuja, FCT.

The UK had on Sunday, October 23, 2022 warned its residents to keep away from Abuja, including that: “On Monday, October 24, British Excessive Fee Abuja (BHC) might be open for Enterprise Vital employees solely. ALL colleagues wishing to journey to BHC ought to search authorisation from Line Supervisor/ Block Leads, and prematurely of journey.

“On Monday, October 24, BHC Abuja UKB mother and father are suggested strongly to not ship youngsters to colleges. Extra element will observe later at present from DHC Gill Atkinson.”

Nevertheless, the Excessive Fee, Monday night November 7, 2022, in a contemporary replace on its web site stated, “The International, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace (FCDO) now not advises towards all however important journey to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), together with the town of Abuja, however dangers stay, and additional particulars in regards to the continued risk from terrorism on this area has been added.

“The FCDO recommendation towards travelling to different areas of Nigeria stays in place.”

The FCDO suggested towards all journey to Borno state, Yobe state, Adamawa state, Gombe state, Kaduna state, Katsina state, Zamfara state, and riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.

The FCDO additionally maintained its recommendation towards all however important journey to Bauchi state, Kano state, Jigawa state, Niger state, Sokoto state, Kogi state, inside 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi state, Abia state, non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states, Plateau state and Taraba state.

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“Earlier than you journey, verify the ‘Entry necessities’ part for Nigeria’s present entry restrictions and necessities. These could change with little warning. Monitor this recommendation for the newest updates and keep involved together with your journey supplier.

“If you happen to plan to go by means of one other nation to return to the UK, verify the journey recommendation for the nation you’re transiting,” it added.