American government announces the shut down of its consular services in Abuja.
According to a publication on the website of US Embassy in Nigeria, on Tuesday:
“Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling,” read the statement.
“American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs should continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press ‘0’ to go to the operator to request assistance.
“American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before
Tuesday and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and LagosACS@state.gov) to discuss their options. Those travelling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date.”
With this developments, citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs are to continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press ‘0’ to go to the operator to request assistance.
The U.S Embassy has announced the temporary closure of its Abuja Consulate section until further notice which means that all consular appointments at the Abuja US Embassy for visa and American Citizen Service are temporarily put on hold.
It encouraged applicants to monitor the Website of the Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja.
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