Nigeria High Commission
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|ADDRESS:||9 Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross|
London, WC2N 5BX
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|NEAREST STATION:||Charing Cross|
|TELEPHONE:|| 020 7839 1244|
|BUSINESS TYPE:||Consulates & Embassies|
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I collected my Visa today with British Passport (Born in Nigeria). With all comments read online. It has been a huge surprise.
Seven days ago, after online application and $144.00 payment,went for visa interview with £20 postal order at the Embassy. 20 minutes wait and done. Given a number for collection.
Today was collection day and got there for 15:30. Collect and left the building at 16:04 despite so many people ahead of me..
THAT IS NIGERIA SERVICES NOW. No extra was asked for nor given.
Sincerely proud of Embassy staffs. Thank you Embassy staffs. Well done. May God bless you a
Just finished @ Nigerian embassy. Got there about 8:30 & was out by 10:30!! Enjoyed listening to the various banter, from politics to NEPA. Submitted docs ok & given a collection date. In less than 2 weeks!
No doubt, a lot has gone into improving the service, so let's keep being positive!!!
Visited the Nigerian High Commission for the first time yesterday (13th July 2010).
This is clearly a service which is a 'work in progress'.
The realisation that the reception service is outside the building is not a good start. A man mumbles the question "What are you here for?" The main door is opened and you are ushered to go downstairs. On the stairwell are people waiting or discussing their affairs. As you downstairs (into the basement!) I was dismayed by the number of people waiting to be seen, both sitting and standing. The atmosphere is tense and noisy. After several enquiries as to where to get a ticket, I am told that a man in the side office will issue me with a ticket. However, it takes another 15 minutes or so to get to him as he is having discussions with several other people, all wanting their requests dealt with.
After getting my ticket (I am way down on the list), I look around the room at the anxious faces and ask several people if it is always like this. The response, a resounding YES. I was advised to bring a book, have lunch and sit back and wait, wait, wait. The first two I did not do as I was not expecting this, but the latter I did. Until I was finally seen and met by a counter worker who, I'm sorry, I have to say, was both quite rude in her tone when speaking to me and her body language.
There simply is no excuse for rudeness and does not encourage first timers to want to come back. It is only out of necessity I'm sure that people go to this building. I have to say building as the service was very, very poor.
This is England, 2010 and if the English, Chinese can do - Nigeria must be able to follow swiftly. Come on Nigeria - serve your citizens and those that are linked to your citizens in a much better way.
I did comment to a gentleman next to me that the service reminded me of how GP practices were a long time ago, archaic, cramped, poor service and no ventilation. Move to a new building!
In the past Nigerian High Commission has had a bad image to his name- as a result many Nigerians don't trust the mode operadis in the High Commission but lately, the approach to doing things in the High commission has improved a lot.The staffs relates to people in a decent way-I mean with good manners and useful Informations are properly/well disseminated.
I would sincerely urge all Nigerians to co-operate,support and be patient (We know it can be frustating sometimes when you are not getting what you want) with the system in place.I believe with time the High commission can do better. Rememember, Rome wasn't built in a day!
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