Outrage has greeted a denial by the United States Embassy that its home government has placed a ban on student visas.
Reports had last week claimed that the ban in student visas was due to fears thay beneficiaries would not return home join the completion of their studies.
However, the embassy tweeted a denial on Monday, describing the news as “fake.”
It reads: ‘#FakeNews Alert! Be advised, reports of Student Visa ban for Nigerians is false. If you have seen such manufactured item on Facebook and Twitter or received it via WhatsApp, please communicate that it is false.”
However, over 1000 responses greeted the tweet, with many throwing shades at the mission for “lying.”
Some gave instances where applicants who had got admission to American universities as well as scholarships were denied visas.
They also raised the alarm over the rising cases of visa denials by American consular officials.