Nigeria Governors’ Forum has described as mischievous reports by an online medium claiming that its chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, was denied an entry visa by the United States of America.
A statement on Saturday by the Forum’s Head of Media, Abduk-Razaque Bello-Barkindo, clarified that the governor’s visa application was not denied.
“Governor Fayemi, like every other Nigerian citizen intending to visit the US, applied for a visa, attended his interview and was requested to pay the statutory visa acceptance fee by the US Consulate,” he said.
“Anyone conversant with US Visa application procedure knows that applicants are now routinely taken through administrative processing before visas are issued.
“When the American Embassy indicated that the visa may not be ready by Friday, November 8, Dr Fayemi retrieved his passport because of a crucial speaking engagement at the AfDB Africa Investment Forum in South Africa on Monday, November 11 2019.”