the collection of $90 biometric Visa-On- Arrival policy it introduced about two
weeks ago at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The policy had sparked controversy and protest
by some incoming passengers – who without prior knowledge of the policy –
refused to pay the $90 to the NIS.
It was learnt yesterday that the biometric,
which came on stream on June 12, was only implemented for two days, but had
been suspended following complaints from some of the travelers who protested
the lack of publicity prior to the commencement of the new
the dissenting passengers had faulted the NIS for introducing the $90 biometric
visa on arrival as well as an additional $20 as processing fee for foreigners
who were entering the country in spite of the fact that such passengers had
already paid for visas from their respective countries.
Visa-On-Arrival charges was however being handled by Online Integrated Service
(OIS), while the process charges is handled by New Works Limited.