Nigerians in Canada who visited the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa Canada 23 August were disappointed when they got there to find to their chagrin the embassy was shut.
A notice at the gate said the embassy officials have gone on "consular duties" and will not be opened until 27 August.
The Nigerians, most of them students, had been given the appointment to come to the embassy to get their passports renewed.
One Nigerian said he spent close to $1,000 to get to Ottawa from Calgary.
One said he was going to waste $200 for coming to the embassy and not being able to fulfil his mission.
A young Nigerian lady studying in Canada, expressed the greatest bitterness.
She had travelled overnight to renew her passport. The journey cost her $300.
She will have to spend another $300, to return to her station and contemplating making a return journey, she vowed to burn her Nigerian passport, whenever she becomes a Canadian citizen.
“They don’t treat you like human, they treat you like animals”, the lady said.