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U.S Embassy, Consulate in Nigeria remains open despite govt shutdown – Official

The U.S Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General Office in Lagos will remain open while the U.S Government shutdown lasts, says the U.S Public Affairs Office.

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

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

It however said: “American Centers 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 USCG Lagos Information Section says.

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