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Visa Interviews To Hold As Scheduled Despite Shutdown – US Embassy

Valentine Chinyem

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NIGERIA- The United States of Consulate has said its offices in Abuja and Lagos State remains open.

The Embassy said this in a new post on its Facebook page, advising visa applicants to attend their via interviews as scheduled.

This was contrary to the impression created earlier by another Facebook page that the Embassy was closing down owing to the US Government shutdown.

“Due to the current U.S. government shutdown, the American Centers located in the Embassy, Abuja and Consulate General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the U.S. government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons,” the post said.

However on Tuesday night, the Embassy said its consulate will be opened in Lagos and Abuja for businesses.

It said: “U.S. Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos remain open for for all consular business, including visa interviews. Please attend your regularly scheduled interview.”

Which means business will reopen in it offices in Nigeria after Tuesday’s holiday to observe the New Year celebration in Nigeria.