Angola to Establish Visa, Investment Centre in Nigeria

The Embassy of Angola in Nigeria is set to inaugurate its visa and investment centre to ease travelling from the country to Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement by the Institutional Communication and Press Services of the Embassy in Nigeria, Benin, Niger and ECOWAS.

The embassy, in the statement, disclosed that the establishment of the centre was part of activities to celebrate the April 4, Day of Peace and National Reconciliation in Angola.

“A Visa Application Centre will be inaugurated on Tuesday in the city of Port Harcourt, and avoid the need to travel to Abuja and Lagos.

“The centre, a partnership between the Embassy and Akwa HelmesInternational Limited (AHIL), a private company, has facilities for applying for visas, attracting investment, supporting the oil and gas industry, and promoting sun-sea and adventure tourism.

“Its services will extend to hotel reservations, ticket sales and air connectivity to destinations operated by Angola’s National Airline, TAAG”, it was stated.

The embassy said the governor of Rivers, Siminalayi Fubara, would be the special guest of Ambassador José Zau to witness the inauguration of the centre.

It further said the centre would be for economic, cultural and tourist rapprochement between Angola and Nigeria.

“The city of Port Harcourt, in Rivers State, with a population of about 10 million people, is located in the heart of the vast Niger Delta.

“It is where the main petroleum and petrochemical industries, two large state-owned refineries, two seaports, universities and scientific and technological institutes are located.

“Most businessmen and technicians working in Angola’s oil and gas industry come from this region, but the local authorities want to intensify academic cooperation with training institutes and technical internships in the oil and gas industry,” it said.

Meanwhile, in February, the Federal Government of Nigeria and its Angolan counterpart officially united to enhance water supply and power generation within their respective borders.

The two nations enjoy a good relationship and in October 2023, Nigeria’s exports to Angola hit $ 16.8 million between 2020 and 2022, the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angola communities, Domingos Lopes, said.