From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Embassy of Nigeria, Doha, Qatar has advised Nigerians travelling for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to adhere to the rules and regulations of the host country, Njenje Media News reports.
The Embassy gave the advice in a statement made available to Daily Sun by its Spokesperson, Kimiebi Imomotimi Ebienfa.
“As soccer-loving fans eagerly await the commencement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar, the Embassy of Nigeria in Doha, Qatar warmly welcomes fans from Nigeria that will be travelling for the tournament. The Embassy wishes to strongly advise that Nigerian fans travelling for the soccer fiesta should endeavour to obey and respect the laws of the host country while in Qatar and ensure that they comply with all relevant guidelines/requirements for visiting fans before embarking on any trip.” the Nigerian Embassy, Doha, Qatar said.
The Nigerian Mission further said that the special world cup visa called the Hayya card and entry permit cannot and will not be changed or transferred to a work visa or permit.
“Nigerians should therefore not fall victim to unscrupulous elements spreading fake news in that regard to rip off innocent Nigerians. On a final note, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria encourages all visiting fans to enjoy the best experience at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.” the Embassy also said.
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