Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely.
This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans.
US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by government shutdown in the US.
The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”
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