- The US ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, on Thursday, August 20, paid a visit to Lagos governor, Sanwo-Olu, as they discussed the welfare of the state
- During their meeting, they spoke about the economic impacts of Covid-19 on the nation's commercial capital
- In relation to the pandemic, the two emphasised the need for more safety measures in combating the disease
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The American ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, on Thursday, August 20, paid a courtesy visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During their meeting, the ambassador talked about the relationship between the US government and the state.
Both also touched on the signed agreement between Power Africa and Lagos state’s ministry of energy as they accessed the present situation of power.
Another important thing they talked about was how the current Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the economic affairs of Lagos as they stressed the need for more safety precautions against the spread of the virus.
Some Nigerians responded to the development when the US mission posted about it on their Facebook page. Below were some of their reactions:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United States embassy in Abuja and the consulate office in Lagos cancelled immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments in the country.
The embassy disclosed this in a tweet via its official Twitter handle, USEmbassyAbuja, on Wednesday, March 18, saying the visa services will resume as soon as possible.
"The MRV fee is valid & may be used for a visa application within 1 year of date of payment," the embassy added.
It was also gathered that in another version of the statement posted on its website, the US embassy said it cannot provide a specific date for the resumption of the visa services at the moment.
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In other news, the state's governor met Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, the boy who told his mom to calm down in the fear that he was about to be caned by her.
In the said video, he appealed to her with tears in his eyes as his mom said he would be punished this time around for the wrong he has been repeatedly told not to do.
The kid, in a hilarious show of remorse, asked his mom to give him "a last chance" as he demonstrated to her how she can practice calming down by sitting. As soon as the video hit the internet, it stirred conversations as people had different things to say about parenting.
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