The High Commission of Canada in Nigeria has reassured the public that despite the recent fire outbreak at a section of its building in Abuja, visa application centres in Abuja and Lagos remain open for business. The Communications and Public Affairs Officer of the High Commission of Canada in Abuja, Mr. Demilade Kosemani, issued the statement.
The High Commission expressed its condolences for the loss of a colleague in the fire incident and conveyed that the processing of applications by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients continues without interruption.
The announcement urged individuals seeking status updates on their applications to use the provided web form (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-status.html).
Additionally, the statement provided contact information for Canadians in Nigeria requiring emergency assistance. They can seek consular support by email at email@example.com, calling +1 613 996 8885, or reaching out through WhatsApp at +1-613-909-8881.
The incident on Monday resulted in an explosion at a section of the Canadian High Commission building in Abuja, claiming the lives of two individuals, including a local employee, and injuring two others. Global Affairs Canada stated on Monday that it would collaborate with local authorities to determine the cause of the explosion.