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No! It's too much. Are they making things more difficult or easier for Nigerians? ahn ahn!
This isn't ok, it shouldn't be like this, its way higher than standard call rates over there in the states, if possible this should be toll free, that's about 375 Naira equivalent back home here.
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Naija Govermenty...which day u go freed ur people from extortion. $2.50 just to make enquiry 4 visa.ahah. I paid you 4 passport in London to get & to get refund come become ur problem. Haba
hmmmm.... Hard to answer but am sure some idiot will still abuse themself over it.....www.odulowo.blogspot.com
say wetin happen?
FG approved...so the money will be going to the govt treasury?smhGoodluck and his cohorts invent new methods to get monies into the treasury,not for them to use for the country,but to loot!Btw just a min call for abt 380Naira?dat is expensiveUncle Jona,I hail o!
Haba! Wats dis? Wat a rip off
With their poor service...smh
Biko its ok jare. I work in a call center company and I knw hw annoying toll-free lines can b wen it is laden with prank callers. Sm may evn call u to insult or curse u wen u havnt done anyth. it is dat fraustratin. Let ppl dt hv genuine reasons call. It will limit prank calls.Comment Signed, Sealed and Delivered by DATSHAPIBOBOY
Sad! Why Nigeria has to be different from the rest of the world beats mind! To think they are actually based in New York..SMH!!!!
M sure itz april fool..itz in preparation 4 dis year's April fool's day!
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Am reali wandring dis guys are making me regret d day i was born in 9ja
This is all this govt is good at doing,extorting ppl. Where does d money go? When we didn't have oil these consulates were doing okay! Jonathan must rescind this cash grab or have himself thrown out of office useless drunkard!
Don't worry folks, it's not like they ever pick up when you call anyway, so you won't be paying diddly squat!
Sure Eboue is right...Nigeria is indeed a joke. This would only scare away small business owners trying to invest in Nigeria. Other consulates solicite for visa calls while nigeria charges a wooping somee of $2.50 per min. Surely you nothing but a JOKE.
Linda this is funking crazy... Imaging they are just loooking for every means of exploiting the citizen. Thats too much. And yet, they can give $15,000 to ordinary crawling eagle just to defeat d Ivorians.. http://icon5ive.com
This is OUTRAGEOUS!!NOWHERE in the US do you pay for calling or making inquiries about services...ONLY Protitutes uses the 1-900 numbers!!Why not install 1-800 toll-free number like most business and embassies do?Some fool just sat in the office and came up with this STUPID IDEA to start using PROSTITUTES phone numbers to charge their own citizens for calling them at the Nigerian embassy...so the Nigeria Govt & Embassy is now a PIMP, stealing and raping it's cizitens for more $dollar$$This is going to affect Nigerians who dont have embassies located in their US cities & states...otherwise, why bother to call them when you can just DRIVE UP TO THEIR OFFICE AND CUSS THESE FOOLS OUT!!! NIGERIA IS JUST STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's just ridiculous! Why should nigerians have to be charged a whooping $2.50 just to talk to make enquiries?? What happened to toll-free 1-800-numbers? Just ridiculous smh!!
This is so wrong !! it should be toll free
Please should start a petition about this extortion.
and then when you call they will say "all our customer service agents are busy, please stay on the line", money go de waste... mshewww!
Is it $2.50 or 2Naira 50kobo ?
i dont knw
The country should just burn and be reborn. Ya ma ya ma nation. Stupid people.
it's ok. in london it's really expensive to call the consulate too.
How much was it before?
$2.50????????????? this is supposed to be toll free.......Nigeria still has a long way to go. Government of the rich
Everyone!Pls call his number (The Rapist) - Baba Yellow: 08058091040God saved my sister from him o.He has been released now.Call him any tell him his evil becos he does not know and will do it again!Tell others please!
In the past they would never answer a call in Nigerian house NY. If this means that calls would be answered and inquiries attended then its a welcome development. But the rates are rather on the high side. why do we tend to do things over the Top?
900 Numbers are SEX lines or for prostitutes and Nigeria government are not far from stuff like that. It can only happen in Nigerian embassy and no where else in the world.
NA WAOH.... WE DON 2 SUFFER FOR THIS COUNTRY SHAA... THIS ONE BIG WAY TO EXPLOIT NIGERIANS.
They are jokers - as usual. Instead of it being a toll free line they wish to slap the cost on poor citizens. The annoying thing is that one could be on hold for soooo long that one mite end up in bankruptcy!!
Stupid Leaders... God will judge u one day #soon#
It's crazy out there. They should rather pay attention to solving their customer service issues. I called to make enquiries on how to apply for an infant visa, it took my calling 4 times for someone to pick up and when she finally did, she was very rude.
I will rather come do any immigration thing that I want when I come back home.To even get passport from them na wahala..I had to do mine when I came home smhhh
This one is for their pocket!THEY NEVER pick up their phone and their website is the worst ever.They have scanned photocopied document (types with a manual typewriter) on their website!We are such a backward nation...Thankful I dont live there.Thankful I have american citizenship too!
Linda,yet THIS DAY newspaper, today reports dat Nigerians abroad remitted $21 billion to Nigeria last year !!
CRIMINALS....THEY DON'T PICK UP THE PHONE WHEN YOU CALL. NOW THEY WANT TO CHARGE $2.50 PER MIN.....MAKE DEM NO WORRY IF I NEED ANYTHING NA TO GO EMBASSY FRUSTRATE THEM...FOOLISH IDIOTS
Bull shit country...wit some stupid ideas to make life more difficult than it already is. SMH.
I was in the Nigeria low comission the other day after surviving the politics at the door. While wating over 6hrs for a document although i had an appointment, some oyibo came inside the place and saw the commotion inside that dirty jampacked place...just took a picture of the scene and left. The moral of the story is that all Nigerian missions abroad contribute to tarnishing Nigeria's image.
Note to the Nigerian embassy.we wont be calling you. maga recognize maga.dont know why people cant be honest anymore.sending Nigeria to its own death sentence by stupid words and actions around.
I think we knock ourselves too much!! The Nigerian embassy is not the only embassy that uses 1-900 premium lines. The charge can be as high as $3 and it goes to the phone company (mostly). Dozens of embassies including US (in the UK), Italian, Portuguese and UK embassies use 900 lines because, like someone correctly noted earlier, it helps to ward-off prank calls.
Of corse this is NOT ok... especially if one is calling for general inquires. Plus it's expensive!! #toopoorread on my experience with the US consulate in Nigeria here: http://www.reviewnaija.com/2012/06/us-consulate-lagos.html#more
Very soon before mother's will breast feed there babies, dem go pay money to Naija govt. Stupid people.
Linda you need to see this, Protesters stormed the Nigerian Ministry of Justice and attempted to climb the fence over the sentence handed down to the former director of the police pension board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S1BnpAusFSw
Well if the promise to give me the visa, then its ok by me!!!
Your point????? :s
Hmmm this makes sense..
They shudda just picked up a gun & gone ahead to point it at everyone so we know that they want to start daylight robbery
Linda, Can you see that this is stupid. First of all, Nig embassy in nyc is the worst place to go to get your passport/ visa. Customer service is totally bad and if anyone picks up, they give you the wrong information. Why would they be charging if one needs to call for inquires. Nigerians please when are we going to change. This is really the most stupdiest thing ever. GOSH
lol linda they are joking, because ny is usa, not naija, they cannot create their own rules in a foreign land. If its true, they are about to get sued. It must be a joke..
Abi o! They never answer the phones and even if you leave a message they don't return the call. Good luck with that!!
Them don carry their #OJUKOKORO# reach america abi?God is washing all of you.
@ODULOWO IMMANUEL ... you have no shame, it's sad to see you begging for fame because blogging made one person famous you come here and start begging folks to read your blog. MORON!
Well, lets hope they can be reached on the phone!! I dont think there is any worse place to be than the Nigerian High commission in the Uk, they dont pick the phone, they are so rude, services are so poor!! i can go on!! just like you re in the general hosp ikeja!!
Who wants to talk to them sef! tswwwww!
Calling the British consular or visa section in Ireland is €1:75, it's the practice for most embassies round the world, except that, there # dedicated to helping their citizens but all calls regarding consular ie passport, visa etc are charged at premium rate. But I fear if you'll ever get service. Nigeria embassies round the world are the worse ever seen, it's line a typical market and the staff are bleeding rude. Sometimes citizens are locked out in the cold it's SAD!
Why all of una com dey complain now?!?..Ok,na all of una wan travel abi??..So who go com remain for here? Linda??lol..Anywayz,Make una kuku do fast n una processing b4 April reach and b4 Uncle Jonah change hin mind say na $100/minute...lol
They don't even answer when you call. Now they want to charge people. Something is wrong with them. Lol
All consulates in the US that I've tried to reach do the same thing. What we do with the money is another question.
This is robbery period,other country's embassy is toll free our own is too much arn arn when will it ever get better in nigeria
The US Embassy in france does that or used to! You have to pay to talk to somebody!
These fools need more money to share #maddingcrush
Nigeria dem no dey carry last.
I think all these is to raise money for the consulate that was missing some time ago and probably pay bills.
am surprise some pple blame GEJ for tins like dis.Listening to AIT now, its jst been confirmed that d corruption in Nigeria is in d ministries...civil servants.It starts from down to up and not up to down as u guys tink.On dis mata, am sure by the time FEC hears abt dis, they wil order its outright stoppage. But by then, d foolish brains behind dis must hv made some cash. To bad for civil servants.
Oh! Nigerian consulates are they worst consulates located in USA. They rarely answered their phone, they are very rude and disrespectful. Their customer services is whack. One can be on hold for over an 1:30min(not exaggeration). They still do man know man. NY and Washington DC office are not civilized yet. They are rude both on phone and in office. I rather use American passport to travel to Nigeria if my Nigerian passport has expired. RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL.
Hope they also have another number for stammers ....
This is outrageous! Haba! I havent heard of any consulate here in the US doing that, to think that not a lot of foreigners want to come visit as it is, they are only scaring away the few that are interested...mccchhhewww and this people are so useless, you will call their office and they will be shouting at you as if they are in the market, no sense of civilization whatsoever! chai! when are we going to move forward????
This is so not ok at all. They pay $20.00 monthly for a landline and now they are going to charge $2.50 per minute? This is crazy and outrageous. If phone companies charge $20/month, why on earth will they charge us by the minute? Whoever that is responsible for this must be retarded and will never escape karma. Making it toll free, is it too much to ask for with all the money they extort and steal from tax payers?
Ur father N̶̲̥̅̊α d idiot faggot. Oniranu... We know ur type
Our govt is so whacked,always tinking of themselves witout tinking abt d masses dat elected dem into d various offices
Make dem pick up the calls first before they start talking about charging anybody squat! Retarded Govt and their dumb policies!!
i live in dublin and to call the uk consulate is 1.50 per min and the american is abt 2euro, nigerians would have no issues paying this but when it comes to your own consulate complains complains! hissss
something like 25cents per minute sounds more reasonable. I'm sure they'll be the same people to keep you on hold forever, waiting!These people are fucking useless.
LOL the US embassy does that too (at least they used to, don't know if they've stopped). However, no one is asking the right questions seeing as it's Nigeria. 1. Do they start charging from when the phone rings (even before you get the recording telling you 'press 1, press 2')or from when someone answers or you get a recording?2. If they've gone to lunch and you have to listen to some fake accent tell you they've gone to lunch, are you getting charged for listening to the message?3. If it rings and no one EVER answers, do you still get charged?These may sound like stupid questions, but we know that with Nigeria, NOTHING is impossible
This is a call in the right direction. I studied and use to live in the UK. If you ever dare to call the American consulate in the UK, u will pay 1.8pounds and the same applies for most european countries. Nigeria didnt start it. The west has been doing it for ages.
thats ok..as long as they pick up the phone promptly and provide excellent customer service
U such a dumb ass were u forced to tske d job go get a life
It's even more expensive to call the Nigerian high commission in London!
Sorry o, who actually calls 'em, anyway?...Jokeez!
Rosie Said......ONLY IN NIGERIA,will you find your country charging you money to speak to them.You are already paying air time form your phone companey,then you also pay for the person at the other end,what a shame.I really don't know who advises them,and must they take any STUPID idea some dumb person gives them.I WEEP FOR MY COUNTRY.(Emphasis mine)
What is everybody complaining about, dont we pay through our nose to get some bloody Uk visa, or have our passport seized for almost 3 mths for canadian visa in the name of getting a VISA.
Which kind? They have 020 number o! Abegi not as bad as this US premium number
Very poor service indeed! They don't even pick up the available line they already have, u call them they will be playing yori-yori in ur ear till u r ready to drop the call.
Exactly! They don't answer the phone, instead they play Yori-yori in ur ear till u drop the call. Very frustrating
Its already affecting Nigerians who live in the west coast o, (California and its environs)no Embassy anywhere close, u have to go all the way to Newyork or Atl cos they don't do online anymore. Very frustrating.
Instead they tell u to hold the line and play Yori-yori in ur ear for as long as u r holding on. Disgusting!
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