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Why we suspended visa operations in Abuja - US embassy

Why we suspended visa operations in Abuja - US embassy

- The US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.

- The US embassy announced a temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, August 14

- However, consular functions at the US consulate in Lagos will not be affected

After the Eid-el-Kabir holidays, the US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that a temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation’s capital was on Tuesday, August 14, announced by the US embassy, would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.

The embassy however, cited “reasons beyond our control” but noted that consular functions at the US consulate in Lagos will not be affected.

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The embassy in an updated notice on its website, said: “American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before Eid-el-Kabir and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos (01460 3600 and LagosACS@state.gov) to discuss their options.

“Those travelling after August 23 should follow-up with AbujaACS@state.gov to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date.

“We regret the inconvenience this has caused to our applicants in Abuja and hope to resume operations after the Eid-El-Kabir holidays.”

The federal government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, made the announcement on Thursday.

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Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir.

The minister of interior, retired Lt-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday, August 16, in Abuja in a statement issued by Mohammed Umar, the permanent secretary of the ministry, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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