According to a post shared on their official Facebook page, the U.S. embassy, with centers in Abuja and Lagos, has closed indefinitely.
The shutdown will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.
The update shared on the social media page reads:
Due to the current U.S. government shutdown, the American Centers located in the Embassy, Abuja and Consulate General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the U.S. government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.