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The United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely .

The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US .

The post: “ Due to the current US government shutdown , the American centres located in the embassy , Abuja and Consulate -General , Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re – open once the US government shutdown is resolved . Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons . ”

President Donald Trump and the legislative arm have been at loggerheads for nearly two months over Trump’ s attempt to build a wall along the Mexican border.

However, with the refusal of the Mexican government to fund the wall , the President approached the US legislative, asking the bi -cameral institution to provide $ 5 bn which would be used in funding the wall  but The Congress rejected Trump’ s proposal .

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