Nigerian embassies in Washington, New York and Atlanta, United States, have suspended passport interviews and biometrics capturing details of applicants over the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The suspension, according to information reaching us, will take effect from today (Monday), until the issue of the coronavirus outbreak calms down.
The decision is part of precautionary measures to protect the health and well-being of all passport applicants and their staff, the embassy maintained.
“Applicants for ETC should forward their applications by mail, attaching the relevant documents and self-addressed mailing envelope,” the Nigerian embassy in Washington said.
The Consulate in Atlanta added that the ETC would be processed and mailed back to the applicants.
On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the disease, which has rattled the world.