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US embassy denies Blessing Okagbare’s hubby visa

Nigeria’s fastest woman, Blessing
Okagbare, who tied the knot with heart-throb, Igho Otegheri on November 8 has
been denied honeymoon time with her husband by the American embassy.

Reports say the American embassy has
refused her husband, an application to join his wife in the United States where
she is training for next year’s Beijing IAAF World Championships
Igho was denied visa clearance for
undisclosed reasons, even after the wife had tendered every necessary document.
Speaking with Vanguard, Blessing
said, ”I feel so bad that America Embassy would turn down the visa request by
my husband to travel with me to Los Angeles.
“I have resumed training for the
season and I have to go back to my (Los Angeles) base with my husband so that I
can concentrate.
”I have sent copies of my documents,
including my resident permit in Los Angeles to them so as to facilitate my
husband’s traveling with me to the States, but they refused.
”Help me appeal to them to grant him
visa because it won’t be easy for me to shuttle between Nigeria and the states
every time.
Okagbare enthused: ”I have to
concentrate on my training and the only way to do so is to have my husband with
me in the states.”I have been so sad since my husband returned from Abuja with
this bad news. They have to do something about it”
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