Abuja, 3 November, 2020 - The EU Delegation and EU Member States present in Nigeria wish to inform the public that in spite of continued challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and beyond, EU Member States continue to issue certain categories of visas for travel to Europe. In 2020 thousands of visas have been issued in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Particular priority is being given to the many students looking to study in Europe. As one example of many we are assisting whenever necessary the record number of 93 selected Nigerian Erasmus+ scholars. In 2020 more Nigerian students were selected for the prestigious Erasmus programme than ever before showing that the EU would not be deterred by the COVID-19 crisis in giving priority to the support of Nigerian youth.
In this connection, the EU Ambassador, Mr Ketil Karlsen states: 'It has been great to see the issuance of visas being done even at times of crisis by our Member States. This underlines the essential relations between the EU and Nigeria. Creating new opportunities for the youth and making sure that Nigerian students can study in Europe is a vital part of our partnership'.
Factsheet on Erasmus+ is attached.
For More Information:
Modestus Chukwulaka, Press Officer, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS
Phone: +234 9 4617800/7 ext. 204