Aminu Garba, board of Trustee, Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) has raised alarm over the “dehumanizing treatment” of Nigerians at the Indian High Commission in Abuja.
In the recount of his experience, Garba said he had an appointment for 10;15am on March 10 but was delayed until few minutes before 12 noon.
He said he had been invited by the Center for Health and Social Justice based in New Delhi, India to participate in a two-day workshop. After submitting all necessary documents at the embassy, the visa officer asked him to bring a cover letter from his banks as well as photocopies of all his degrees certificate and professional qualifications. He accused the officer of talking with a “degree of arrogance and contempt”.
Garba said that many Nigerians were treated the same way and were kept under the sun throughout the duration of the waiting time. As a “humble protest for the Indian High commission to start treating Nigerians with respect and human dignity. He called on the Indian High Commissioner to institute a “customer care response box” as is obtainable in many embassies in Abuja.