The Abuja office of the United States Embassy Nigeria, temporarily suspended its consular services due to “reasons beyond its control”, the embassy has said.
The embassy which gave the reason in a statement, Wednesday, however, maintained that its Consulate Office in Lagos was not affected by the development.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””] “Due to reasons beyond our control we are temporarily unable to provide regular services for visa and American Citizen Services (ACS) in Abuja, but other offices within the embassy remain open.[/penci_blockquote]
While assuring applicants for visa that the office will soon resume operations, the embassy expressed regret on the inconveniences the development might have caused to applicants
“Due to reasons beyond our control we are temporarily unable to provide regular services for visa and American Citizen Services (ACS) in Abuja, but other offices within the embassy remain open.
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“Please note that consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.
”Until further notice, applicants are encouraged to contact the Consular Office in Lagos for immediate emergency travel,” the embassy stated.
The embassy directed applicants to monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for updates on consular operations.
It stated that scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja would be contacted for rescheduling.
”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.
”We regret the inconvenience this has caused to our applicants and hope to resume operations soon,” it stated.