The United States of America has said news making the rounds about visa denial to the Presiding Bishop of Living faith chapel worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo remains false.
The united states made this disclosure on its verified Facebook page saying the reports going viral on social media was not true.
“Be advised, the report making the rounds about visa denied to a Nigerian Bishop Oyedepo are false if you have seen this manufactured item in the media, help defeat this #misinformation by communicating to everyone that it is completely false”.
Meanwhile, the media coordinator of living faith chapel worldwide, Professor Sheriff Folarin had also debunked the claims-making round in some online media spaces saying all said was a manufactured lie from the pit of hell.
A statement obtained from his verified Facebook account said it must be put on a record and categorically submit that the of piece information is not true, adding "that at no time was the Bishop denied visa as being speculated on social media.
“Bishop Oyedepo had never created any scene as speculated at the united states consulate in Lagos, as purported by some mainstream and the online newspaper”.
Prof Folarin said the Bishop renewed his visa, last year, without any initial denial or drama, or scene, and was NOT at the Embassy or Consulate yesterday or even anytime this year.
He said Bishop has been in Canaan land all this week. The last time he applied for a visa, which was last year, he was issued without delay.
“We have been in touch with the US Embassy and are as surprised as we are about this FAKE NEWS, which some media houses decided to spread”.
“We encourage the Nigerian media to always tow the line of due diligence before rushing to press and try to at least reach the church from time to time, whenever items try to pass through the rumour mill”.
“Professionalism and wisdom require this so as to maintain the integrity and make the media trusted in society, particularly in this age that fake news has become The News”.
“Bishop Oyedepo is a good friend of the US government and has a very good relationship with the US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. He is a social entrepreneur, who has touched so many lives in Nigeria, Africa, United States and all around the world”.