The payment according to a statement signed by its Political and Press & Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Rob Fitzpatrick, can be made using Verve debit card, Visa, MasterCard credit, debit cards or the e-wallet PAGA.
It will be recollect that the Federal Government of Nigeria said it is not going to accept payment for visa and other consular charges in foreign currencies as introduced by some diplomatic and consular missions in the country.
Speaking during a meeting with the members of the diplomatic corps on the planned one day summit-level conference to mark the celebration of Nigeria’s centenary, Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola A. Adaku, said it is unacceptable and illegal.
“I would like to raise an issue of deep concern to the Federal Government. It has come to our notice that some diplomatic and consular missions in Nigeria to charge visa and other consular fees in foreign currencies. This is totally unacceptable and must be stopped forthwith.
Charging fees in foreign currencies is an illegal act that clearly violates the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. No self-respecting nation can accept such a flagrant assault on the symbol of its nationhood”.