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Govt Shutdown: Our Embassy, Consulate Remain Open – US

The United States (U.S) government has said its Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos will remain open while the US government shutdown lasts.

In a statement on Monday made available to journalists in Abuja, the Embassy said earlier report to the contrary was incorrect.

The terse statement reads: “The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos will remain open during the U.S. government shutdown.  This includes the Consular Sections.  Prior reports to the contrary were incorrect.

“American Centres and EducationUSA 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 consular grounds, however, will remain open.”

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