1000’s of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the US, US embassy in Nigeria, positioned in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely.
This means that individuals who’ve utilized for vacationer, examine, enterprise visas, immigrant visas or another journey doc must cancel their plans.
The US embassy in Nigeria mentioned in a Fb put up that the event was attributable to the federal government shutdown within the US.
The assertion learn, “Because of the present US authorities shutdown, the American centres positioned within the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-Normal, Lagos are sadly closed. They may re-open as soon as the US authorities shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”
The manager arm of presidency led by President Donald Trump and the legislative arm have been at loggerheads for practically two months over Trump’s try and construct a wall alongside the Mexican border.
Constructing a wall was considered one of Trump’s main marketing campaign guarantees as a part of efforts to curb unlawful migration and crime. He had boasted throughout his marketing campaign that the Mexican authorities would pay for the wall.
Nonetheless, with the refusal of the Mexican authorities to fund the wall, the President approached the US legislative, asking the bi-cameral establishment to supply $5bn which might be utilized in funding the wall.
The Congress, nonetheless, rejected Trump’s proposal.
On December 11, Trump held a televised assembly with Speaker-designee, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Chief, Chuck Schumer, through which he requested them to help $5bn in funding for the border wall.
They refused and Trump mentioned:
“I’m proud to close down the federal government for border safety … I would be the one to close the federal government down. I’m not going responsible you for it … I’ll take the mantle. I would be the one to close it down.”
Three days later, Politico reported that Trump was keen to signal a invoice that delayed a authorities shutdown into 2019 and the brand new Congress.
On December 19, the Senate unanimously handed a unbroken decision, the Additional Further Persevering with Appropriations Act, 2019, lasting till February 8, 2019.