U.S. Embassy Nigeria has release a TWEET and denies closure of it Embassy In Nigeria.
On 31 December News carry that The United States’ Embassy in Nigeria has indefinitely closed its consular section in Lagos and the capital city, Abuja.
In a statement published on the U.S. embassy Facebook page on Monday, the closure was as a result of the government shutdown in the U.S.
The U.S. embassy, in its statement, also apologised to Nigerians for any inconveniences the shutdown may have caused, stating that once the issues get resolved, the consulates would be reopened.
“Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja, and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will reopen once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons,” the statement reads.
The shutdown is linked to the funding of a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
With Mexico refusing to fund the wall, the Mexico’s ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, told U.S Today that “Mexico and the U.S. have done – and can do – great things together, but the one thing Mexico will not be doing with the U.S. is building a wall along our common border”.
This really cause panic in the country on how person’s with intention of travelling to The UNITED STATE AMERICA will get their VISA.
In it TWEET release they denise any form of closure of the U.S. Embassy and clearly stated that The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Lagos remains open for all consulate business,including VISA interview.