Nigerians have reacted to news of the United Arab Emirates approving the issuance of a 10-year golden visa for more professionals including PhD holders, physicians, engineers as well as graduates from certain universities in a bid to keep the “talented people and great minds” in the Gulf country and help in nation-building.
Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a series of tweets on Sunday said the golden visa also extends to spouses of beneficiaries and their children.
He said, “We approved granting the 10-year Golden visa to all PhD holders in the UAE. Also, the Golden visa will be granted to top graduates from UAE-accredited universities with a GPA of 3.8 and above.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1327957270416777216&lang=en&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fsaharareporters.com%2F2020%2F11%2F16%2Fnigerians-react-uae-grants-10-year-golden-residency-visa-phd-holders-top-graduates&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
Today, we approved granting the 10-year Golden Visa to all PhD holders in the UAE. Also, the Golden Visa will be granted to top graduates from UAE-accredited universities with a GPA of 3.8 and above.
While reacting on Twitter, @AdelakunTufayi said, “As a Nigerian this has attracted me to UAE. I look forward to having a scholarship program in this lovely and blessed nation. What a country.”