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Why US embassy closed Abuja consular section

by Staff writer



The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday announced it is closing down its Abuja consular section until further notice.

According to a statement released by the department, all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services.


The statement however said consular functions in Lagos are not affected by the development and will continue.

It also assured visa applicants using the Abuja consulate office that they will be contacted for rescheduling.

Though the statement did not say why the Embassy effected the closure, an inside source told DNB Stories the action is to enable "some vital changes the Embassy is making go smoothly."

Remember that on March 2018, following the visit of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, the embassy temporarily shut down operations in Abuja, announcing changes in passport fees from $25 to $35.


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