[media-credit name=”Image source: Dailypostng.com” align=”aligncenter” width=”510″][/media-credit]Blessing Okagbare is an athlete who did us proud at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; she also got married a few weeks ago. The gold medalist who stood out with her shiny personality and bright smile was not smiling when she got the news that the US Embassy in Nigeria had denied her husband a Visa to the US, where she resides and trains with American coach, John Smith in Los Angeles. Sounding really distraught, she was caught on camera crying and was quoted as saying:
“I feel so bad that America Embassy would turn down the visa request by my husband to travel with me to Los Angeles.
“I have resumed training for the season and I have to go back to my base (Los Angeles) with my husband so that I can concentrate.
“I have sent copies of my documents, including my Resident Permit in Los Angeles to them so as to facilitate my husband’s traveling with me to the States, but they refused. Help me appeal to them to grant him visa because it won’t be easy for me to shuttle between Nigeria and the States every time.
“I have to concentrate on my training and the only way to do so is to have my husband with me in the States. I have been so sad since my husband returned from Abuja with this bad news. They have to do something about it,”
This wife really wants to spend time with her husband and who can blame her? They only just got married after all, besides, separation is not really a good thing for newlyweds. So we’re appealing to the US Embassy, this star athlete needs to concentrate as she trains for Beijing and being separated from her brand new husband would only be a distraction. Please give him a visa.
News source: Vanguard Newspaper