An explanation of the Nigerian government
|October 29, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Visa Application||
The best way to understand the government of Nigeria is via a visit. However before applying for your Nigerian Visa, we advise having a quick read. Nigeria is a Federal Republic, where the three branches of government are separated by the constitution. In the year 1999 the military rule finally ended after 15 years, the same year was also the beginning of the civilian rule. President Olusegan Obasanjo and his People’s Democratic Party won two consecutive elections. Many people were afraid that this president was willing to serve for a third term, yet the Nigerian Senate made this impossible y rejecting a constitutional amendment. Yar’Adua, former President of Nigeria, was chosen in 2007, yet died in 2010 at the state house, before he served his term. A visa for Nigeria will make clear that the former president was followed by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Three branches of power are divided by Nigeria’s constitution; an elected legislature, judiciary and an executive power. Every president is allowed to serve no more than two terms of four years each. Nigeria is also divided in 3 states and a capital territory. To visit the National Assembly a Nigerian visa would be ideally suited, as all states in this assembly are represented by three senators. Each state also has a House of Assembly and an elected governor. The Sharia (Islamic law), only in some places, English common law, legislative law and customary law make up the legal system of Nigeria. Interesting encounters could therefore occur while visiting the different states, with a Nigerian visa.
The broadcast media is mostly controlled and regulated by Federal government. The radio us a well-known friend to the local and visitors to Nigeria with a visa, as this medium is the cheapest way to reach the general public. Private publications mostly hold printed media, like newspapers. Internet access is widely available everywhere and in no way restricted by the Federal Government. When it comes to foreign policies, Nigeria is always in favor of peaceful negotiations and friendly international relationships. Their main focus is economic welfare in the African community. Meanwhile, the relationship between the United States and Nigeria were greatly improved, which is something that can easily be noticed with a visa for Nigeria.
Nigeria, both part of International Organizations and International Treaties, is making a clear statement about its willingness to increase global peace. Some of these Organizations include; Economic community of West African States, International Labor Organization, World Tourism Organization and others. Nigeria also signed several International agreements, such as; Kyoto Protocol, Hazardous Wastes, Climate Change and many more. Please note that for diplomats visiting Nigeria, a business visa for Nigeria is not required, and there are no immigration restrictions.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.