Angola to unveil visa, investment centre in Port Harcourt

ABUJA- The Embassy of Angola in Nigeria is set to inaugurate its visa and investment centre to ease traveling 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 is 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.”

The embassy said the Governor of Rivers, Siminalayi Fubara, will 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. (NAN)

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