The US has introduced plans to recommence visa interviews and different consular providers in Nigeria.
The U.S. Consulate Basic in Lagos gave the trace on the unveiling of its expanded pavilion.
Claire Pierangelo, the Consul Basic, famous that the renovated pavilion will present a brand new protected area for visa candidates to socially distance whereas ready for his or her appointment.
She assured the consulate is working onerous to reschedule the visa candidates that had been affected by the pandemic.
Pierangelo stated the consular buyer expertise is repeatedly improved on, as Nigerians’ fundamental interplay with the consulate is thru the part.
Liliane Hudspeth, the Consular Chief, defined that the brand new pavilion affords guests a bigger, extra snug coated ready space, safety from solar, rain, in addition to an ideal view of the Lagos lagoon.
“We now have put in place security measures that not solely shield our visa candidates but in addition consular employees who serve these candidates,” Hudspeth stated.
William Bridgeland, the Administration Officer, lauded the cooperation between the U.S. Consulate Facility Upkeep group and the native Nigerian development contractor.
The U.S. Consulate Basic Lagos is among the busiest consular sections in sub-Saharan Africa.
The consulate acquired a mean of 1,000 visa and American Citizen Providers clients per day, previous to the COVID-19 pandemic.