The Ecuadorian Ambassador to Nigeria, Deopoldo Rovayo, revealed on Wednesday his country and Nigeria have agreed to sign a visa-free agreement to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Rovavo disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olukunle Bamgbose.
He said the purpose of his visit was to strengthen bilateral ties between his country and Nigeria, especially in the communication sector.
The envoy also said both countries have initiated an agreement to enable their nationals visit each other’s country without having to apply for visa.
He said this was necessary because the number of Nigerians in Ecuador has been increasing in recent time. The envoy said about 1000 Nigerians are living in Ecuador, adding that the number would continue to risE.
According to Punch Newspaper, Bamgbose assured the envoy that the Federal Government would work with Ecuador on how to implement the non-visa agreement.
He said that the two countries agreed on how they could strengthen ties as both nations were witnessing increases in trade.