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 .