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US Embassy says David Oyedepo of living faith church was not denied visa



The United States embassy in Nigeria has described a report that David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church, was denied a visa, as “false news alert .”

ThisDay had on Thursday reported that the embassy denied the cleric the document, stating that he did not qualify for visa renewal. He was also urged to try again later.

The 65-year-old clergyman and his entourage were also said to have been at the US embassy’s Lagos office to process the renewal of his visa.Oyedepo was said to have made a scene. He was said to have flared up and queried the embassy’s officials on the grounds for the denial.

Oyedepo was also said to have tried contacting some persons to that effect but the embassy allegedly told him he couldn’t make calls within the confines of the visa-issuing section of the embassy.

But on Friday, the embassy took to its verified Twitter page to state that the report is “completely false.”

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