The Nigeria Governors Discussion board has debunked a web-based medium report that its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Feyemi, was denied an entry Visa by the US of America embassy in Nigeria.
The discussion board in an announcement by the Head of Media, Abduk-Razaque Bello-Barkindo, on Saturday stated the report was mischievous.
The assertion stated, “Governor Fayemi, like each different Nigerian citizen intending to go to the US, utilized for a visa, attended his interview and was requested to pay the statutory visa acceptance price by the US Consulate.
“The governor’s visa utility was not denied.
“Anybody conversant with US Visa utility process is aware of that candidates are actually routinely taken via administrative processing earlier than visas are issued.
“When the American Embassy indicated that the visa is probably not prepared by Friday, November 8, Dr Fayemi retrieved his passport due to an important talking engagement on the AfDB Africa Funding Discussion board in South Africa on Monday, November 11 2019.”
The NGF stated the report was mischievous as there was no foundation to disclaim Fayemi Visa as he had simply returned from a visit to America.
The NGF stated, “It’s crucial to say right here that the NGF Chairman, (Fayemi), solely simply returned from the US the place he attended the United Nation’s Common Meeting the place the NGF organized a high-level facet assembly on the 27th of September 2019.
“It is usually necessary, at this juncture, to warning journalists on the frenzy to print, as blatant mischief, laden with evident untruths as contained within the 247Ureports narrative, can drag the journalism career to disrepute.
“Realizing Dr Fayemi, it’s just about not possible to affiliate him with the uncouth conduct that 247Ureports dramatised.”
The NGF defined that the journey to the US was on the occasion of the Aliko Dangote Basis in live performance with the Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis and it’s on track.