- Earlier YEN.com.gh reported that after Hushpuppi's arrest, Dubai had excluded Nigerians applicants from job vacancies
- We also reported that Nigerians were barred from applying for tourist visas
- However, we have learnt from Dubawa.org, a Facebook independent fact-checker, that our reporting was misleading
- According to Dubawa.org, the UAE indeed placed some restrictions on Nigerians seeing to visit Dubai, but they were not limited to the West African country alone
- All foreigners seeking to travel to the city, were barred due to COVID-19
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YEN.com.gh wishes to correct our earlier story, which misleadingly stated that Dubai had excluded Nigerian applicants from job vacancies in the country after Ramon Olorunwa Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates.
We earlier reported that some jobs advertised online in Dubia were open to candidates of every nationality except Nigerians. We also reported Nigerians were also denied tourist visas to Dubai.
However, according to Dubawa.org, a Facebook independent fact-checker, our reporting was misleading.
While the UAE indeed placed some restrictions on Nigerians seeking to travel there, they were not limited to only Nigerians and it was not because of Huspuppi's arrest.
Rather, the COVID-19 pandemic compelled the UAE to take those measures, which affected people of all nationalities.
Dubawa.org also cited the UAE embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, as saying that while COVID restrictions were lifted for some countries, they were maintained for Nigeria because the West African country had closed its borders to the UAE.
We apologise for the earlier misleading reporting.
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