On Monday, a fire broke out at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, located at 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, in the Central Business District of Abuja. The fire affected a section of the commission and caused it to temporarily suspend its operations on Tuesday. The announcement was made on the commission’s social media handle, X.
The suspension of operations means that the commission will not provide visa and immigration services for people who want to travel or move to Canada. It will also not offer services to Canadians who are visiting or living in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome, or Principe. These services include adoption and surrogacy, birth abroad, citizenship services, marriage abroad, passport services, notarial services, studying abroad, and visa and immigration services.
A security operative at the commission’s duty post told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that no staff was present at the premises of the commission on Tuesday. He said, “Come tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8.”