Governor Fayemi Faces The Biggest International Embarrassment, After Being Denied American Visa, Allegedly

By Post-Nigeria: November 10, 2019 07:05

Governor Fayemi Faces The Biggest International Embarrassment, After Being Denied American Visa, Allegedly

The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, 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, USA.
A statement 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.”
The NGF maintained that there is no basis to deny Fayemi visa, as he had just returned from a trip to America.

The NGF said: “It is imperative to mention here that the NGF Chairman (Fayemi), only just returned from the United States, where he attended the United Nation’s General Assembly, where the NGF organised a high-level side meeting, on the 27th of September, 2019.
“It is also important at this juncture, to caution Journalists on the rush to print, as blatant mischief, laden with glaring untruths, as contained in the 247Ureports narrative, can drag the journalism profession to disrepute.
“Knowing Dr. Fayemi, it is virtually impossible to associate him with the uncouth behavior that 247Ureports dramatised.”
The NGF explained that the trip to the United States, is at the instance of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, in concert with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and it is on course.