THE United States Embassy in Nigeria has refuted allegations that it denied Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide visa on Thursday in Abuja.
ThisDay Newspaper and News Agency of Nigeria had erroneously reported that Oyedepo reacted angrily when he was told that he was not qualified for visa the the embassies assessment.But the U.S Embassy in a tweet Friday said the story was false.
The tweet stated: “#FalseNews Alert! Be advised, the reports making the rounds about a visa being denied to Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false.
If you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false.” the tweet said.Similarly,
Oyedepo, in a statement on Friday by Prof. Sheriff Folarin, chairman of the church’s editorial and media board, said Oyedepo was never at the US Embassy or Consulate on Thursday.