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NGF debunks online report on Fayemi visa denial by United States embassy

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The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has disproved an online medium report that its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, was denied an entry visa by the United States (U.S.) embassy in Nigeria.

The Forum in a statement by its Head of Media, Abduk-Razaque Bello-Barkindo, yesterday, said the report was mischievous.

The statement said: “Governor Fayemi, like every other Nigerian citizen intending to visit the U.S., applied for a visa, attended his interview and was requested to pay the statutory visa acceptance fee by the U.S. Consulate.

“The governor’s visa application was not denied.

“Anyone conversant with U.S. visa application procedure knows that applicants are now routinely taken through administrative processing before visas are issued.

“When the American Embassy indicated that the visa may not be ready by Friday, November 8, Dr. Fayemi retrieved his passport because of a crucial speaking engagement at the AfDB Africa Investment Forum in South Africa on Monday, November 11, 2019.”

The NGF said the report was mischievous as there was no basis to deny Fayemi visa as he had just returned from a trip to U.S.”


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