The United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely.
This was stated in the embassy’s official Facebook page.
The Embassy explained that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US.
The development implies that thousands of Nigerians who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans.
The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the 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.”