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‘I Need 35 Visas To Travel Across Africa’, Dangote Laments

Nigerian billionaire and business mogul, Alike Dangote, has lamented that it is difficult to travel within Africa as a Nigerian citizen.

Speaking in an interview on Monday, Dangote said that he had just complained about the situation to Rwandan President, Paul Kagame.

He said, “Even an hour ago, I complained to President Kagame that I have to now apply for 35 different visas on my passport. I don’t have the time to go and drop my passports at embassies to get a visa.


“You see, the most annoying thing is that, yes, if you are treating everybody the same, then I can understand. You know, I can assure you, Patrick doesn’t need 35 visas.”

Speaking further, Dangote called for wider adoption as he acknowledged the existence of visa-free travel zones like the one encompassing Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya.

He, however, urged African leadership to take action saying, “So we Africans will have to do it. If we are waiting for foreigners to come and do it, both the development of Africa, it’s not going to happen.”

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