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Nigeria’s US Embassy to remain open despite US Government shutdown

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Nigeria’s US Embassy to remain open despite US Government shutdown

The US Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General Office in Lagos will remain open in spite of the US Government shutdown, according to official statement on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

The statement from the Information Office, Public Affairs Section, Abuja, for the USCG Lagos Information Section, said that normal services at the Consular Sections were ongoing.

It explained that speculations of alleged closure of the embassy in Abuja and consular office in Lagos were incorrect.

It, however, noted that American Centres and Education USA offices operating on embassy and consulate grounds that are managed by Mission Public Affairs Sections will remain closed throughout the shutdown.

“American Spaces, such as American Corners operated by partner institutions and located off embassy or consulate grounds, however, will remain open,” the report by the Nigerian Television Authority quoted the statement as saying.

– APA

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