The United States Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to the outcry over the rate at which applicants are being denied visa in the country.
This was made known in a separate posts on its Twitter and Facebook handles on Monday, the embassy explained that it consular officers do not gain anything by denying those seeking to travel to the US visa.
It, however, appealed to Nigerians to join its visa officers live on Facebook on Wednesday to know why they were denied visa as a result of “commonly misunderstood questions” in the course of their applications.
The Twitter post read, “Contrary to popular opinion, Consular Officers do not enjoy refusing anyone a visa. Proof: Join us on Facebook for demonstrations on how to complete the DS 160 correctly. April 17 | 2:00pm #AskTheConsul.”
The Facebook post also read “Contrary to popular opinion, Visa Officers do not enjoy handing anyone the 214b refusal letter. Proof: Visa Officers will be live on Facebook to talk about some of the commonly misunderstood questions on the DS 160 and help you improve your next application.
Contrary to popular opinion, Consular Officers do not enjoy refusing anyone a visa. Proof: Join us on Facebook for demonstrations on how to complete the DS 160 correctly. April 17 | 2:00pm #AsktheConsul https://t.co/sESOAzYfQi pic.twitter.com/4WHqyPpaKK
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USEmbassyAbuja) April 15, 2019
“Join us on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:00pm and #AskTheConsul your questions.”
Nigerians have also reacted to the post by the US Embassy from visa applicants on both Twitter and Facebook.
Most of them criticised the embassy and narrated their experience when they went for an interview.