The U.S Embassy has announced a temporary closure of its Abuja Consulate section until further notice.
The development indicates that all consular appointments at the Abuja US Embassy for visa and American Citizen Service are temporarily on hold.
This was contained in a publication on the website of the 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.”
It encouraged applicants to monitor the Website of the Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja.