The United States Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington has been summoned by the Nigerian National Assembly for alleged high rate of visa denial of Nigerians.
Cyber Reporters understand that Kayode Bello, an activist, petitioned that House over the trend.
Recall that there had been an investigation into the rate at which Nigerian students were denied visas preventing them from gaining admission into schools despite spending huge sums of money on different fees.
According to PUNCH some of the fees were application fees, evaluation fees, courier fees, service fees, visa fees, school fees which are non-refundable.
It was further gathered that while some students believe they were denied visas because they were single, others claim they were refused because their parents were their sole sponsors.
According to a parent, his daughter’s interview with the American Embassy was cut short just because she asked the interview to speak up because she could hardly hear.
It was also revealed that the embassy issue those it rejected with preprinted blue papers without stating why they were denied.
The activist, Bello, petitioned the National Assembly through member representing the Ede and Ejigbo Federal Constituency, Prof. Mojeed Alabi, after suffering a similar fate of denial.
The summon, entitled, ‘Indiscriminate denial of United States of America visa and illegal increment of exchange rate of visa fee by the American embassy’ was signed by the House Committee Chairman on Public Petitions, Uzo Azubuike.