A retired Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Amb. Olukunle Bamgbose, has spoken on the indefinite suspension of the “Drop Box” coverage by the USA.
Bambgose stated this in an interview with Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Bamgbose stated: “I don’t assume it has any main implications on the present cordial and heat relations between our two nations.
“It’s doable that the suspension of the drop field coverage might even have been triggered by some inappropriate actions of some Nigerians making use of for visas by way of this door.
“By and huge, each nation is at liberty to alter its visa administration and coverage, bearing in mind its nationwide curiosity.
“In any case, I don’t see the suspension of the drop field course of affecting the issuance of applicable visas to certified Nigerians in any unfavorable means.
“This is particularly so if the mission has the human capacity to cope with the number of visa applications.”
On his half, Amb. Dapo Fafowora, a former Deputy Everlasting Consultant of Nigeria to the UN, additionally stated that there was no main or critical implication on the step taken by the U.S.
Fafowora stated that U.S. had the proper to assessment its visa coverage any time and that the choice might be a means of scrutinizing travellers from Nigeria to the U.S.
He, nevertheless, stated that candidates shouldn’t be discouraged to go to the embassy to look in particular person for visa renewal
“People should be willing to go to the embassy to apply for visa; anybody willing to get U.S visa should be ready to go to the embassy for interview,” he stated.