Over 100,000 Nigerians given UK visa last year

The British High Commission in Nigeria said yesterday that it issued about 100,000 visas to Nigerians wishing to travel to the United Kingdom, out of the 170,000 that applied.

The commission stated this in a statement signed by its press secretary, Hooman Nouruzi in Abuja. The statement said: “The British High Commission would like to note that the UK is committed to providing a top class visa service. The UK Border Agency works to strict customer service standards which have been maintained during a busy summer in Nigeria that has seen demand exceed expectations.” “Last year we received over 170,000 visa applications from Nigerians wishing to travel to the UK, of which approximately 100,000 were successful.”