The Federal Government has approved visa fee waiver for accredited observers and monitors of the nation’s upcoming general elections.

The Comptroller General Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede, announced this in a statement in Abuja.

He said that the waiver was sequel to the re-scheduling of the general elections to Saturday for Presidential and National Assembly, from February 16th, and March 9th for Governorship and House of Assembly, from March 2nd.

Babandede said that waiver was in consideration of the plight of accredited observers and monitors who were caught-up by the re-scheduled elections.

He urged all affected individuals and organisations wishing to extend their stay or travel back to their countries and return for the next elections to visit the Service Visa Desk at INEC Headquarters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC gave logistics and operational problems as reasons for postponing the polls.