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National Assembly Summons US Ambassador Over Visa Denial To Nigerians

The National Assembly has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, over the alleged high rate of visa denial to Nigerians.

The invitation was said to be at the instance of an activist, Kayode Bello, who petitioned the House of Representatives over the matter.

Many Nigerian students seeking to study in US schools were allegedly denied visas despite spending a lot of money on different fees.

Some of the fees were application fees, evaluation fees, courier fees, service fees, visa fees, school fees.

The Punch reported that the fees were said to be non-refundable.

While some of the students claimed that they were denied visas because they were not married, others said they were denied because only one of their parents was their sponsor.

According to The Punch, a parent claimed that his daughter’s interview was cut short because she asked the interviewer to speak up.

It was further learnt that the embassy usually issued preprinted blue papers to those it rejected without giving a specific reason for the decision.


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