UK keeps Nigerian visa centers open

The British High Commission’s offices in Abuja, Lagos and other locations in Nigeria will be closed on Monday, September 19, as the United Kingdom buries Queen Elizabeth II in London.

The announcement was made in a statement posted Friday on the UK’s official Twitter page in Nigeria, @UKinNigeria.

However, the tweet stated that the UK visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos would not be affected by the shutdown.

The statement read: “Our British High Commission offices in Abuja, Lagos and across the country will be closed on Monday 19 September 2022 in connection with the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. UK visa application centers in Abuja and Lagos remain open. God protect the king!”

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the age of 96.

The queen would have died peacefully.

Announcing the monarch’s death on the day of her death, the royal family had said in a statement: “The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral.

“The King and Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

The Queen’s Children – Charles, 73; Princess Anne, 72; Prince Andrew, 62; and Prince Edward, 58, had flocked to her Scottish Highland retreat, Balmoral.

They were joined by Charles’ sons, Prince William, and his estranged brother, Prince Harry.

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