A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said the claim was false and advised the general public to disregard the report, which it described as “mischievous”.
The ministry, according to Yemi-Esan, views the claim as a deliberate ploy by some politicians to smear the image of the Federal Government ahead of the elections.
“Hundreds of other applications received by the ministry are being processed at the moment.
“Those who could not secure their visas from Nigerian embassies abroad probably did not follow the due process to secure the accreditation”, she said.
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