The High Commission of Canada in Nigeria on Thursday, November 9, announced that visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos remained open to the public.
Mr Demilade Kosemani, Communications and Public Affairs Officer, High Commission of Canada, Abuja, said this in a statement, following the fire outbreak that affected a section of the building of the high commission in Abuja, on Monday.
“As we continue to mourn the passing of our dear colleague from the High Commission of Canada in Abuja, please note the following information below:
“Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC clients: processing of applications continues).
“Regardless of the suspension of operations at the High Commission of Canada in Abuja, the Visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos remain open.
“For status updates send a webform.
“Consular assistance for Canadians in Nigeria who require emergency assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 613 996 8885 or via our whatsapp on +1-613-909-8881.”
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the explosion at a section of the building of the Canadian High Commission in Abuja on Monday killed two people including a local employee and left two others injured.
Global Affairs Canada, in a statement issued on Monday, said it would work with local authorities to determine the cause of the explosion.