Nigerian Embassy in New York, US

Nigerian Consulate in New York shut temporarily over COVID-19

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

In a timely move to safeguard the health of staff and visitors to the consulate, the Nigerian Consulate, in New York, United States, has shut for 10 days due to the number of staff who are quarantined as a result of exposure to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

ConsumerConnect reports the Nigerian Consulate, in a public notice on its official Web site, stated that it had temporarily closed with effect from February 18 to 28, 2021.

According to the note, the consulate general would reopen for normal services March 1.

The statement read: “The general public is hereby notified that the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, will be temporarily closed from Thursday, 18th February, 2021, to Sunday, 28th February, 2021, due to the number of staff who are quarantined as a result of exposure to COVID-19 at work.

“This action has become necessary to safeguard the health of staff and visitors to the consulate.”

The Consulate noted that passport applicants who have been earlier scheduled for biometrics within the period of closure would be rescheduled and informed accordingly.

Meanwhile, it said all other requests for consular service should be mailed to the consulate during the stated period.

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