The National Assembly has summoned Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, over the alleged rise in visa denial of Nigerians.
Symington was summoned after an activist, Kayode Bello, petitioned the House over the case.
The Punch reports that Bello wrote a two-page document dated November 27, 2018 and submitted to the House through Prof. Mojeed Alabi, member representing the Ede and Ejigbo Federal Constituency after suffering a visa denial to study in the United States.
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. It stated that the hearing would hold on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 2pm at the House of Representatives Room 429.
The House asked the ambassador to present 20 copies of his defence.
However, Omale Adoyi, the Clerk of the House, said the US Embassy has rejected the summon. He said the hearing would go on regardless but may be adjourned if the embassy’s representatives fail to show up.