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The Federal Government of Nigeria has closed its foreign missions in Sri Lanka, Czech and Serbia and downsized the mission in Ukraine due to insufficient funds, The Nation Nigeria reported on Tuesday.

Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria’s mission in Ukraine would be drastically downsized. Before the closure, Nigeria had 119 foreign missions.

Onyeama added that the reduction of Nigeria’s foreign missions remains one of the agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

He explained that the closure of the missions was occasioned by inability of the ministry to maintain them due to insufficient funds.

“Every embassy has written to us about their huge financial demands and when we go to these embassies we see clearly a very unattractive state that does not reflect well on the country. Very often the staff of the embassy really find things extremely difficult. Clearly, if we want to operate on the scale and scope in which we are at the moment with over a 100 missions around the world, we need to spend a lot more,” he said.

He said though Nigeria has spent a lot, it was not enough, compared to what other countries around the world spend. “What I am saying is that rather than having this terrible circle of inadequate funding for missions, headquarters and so forth, we have to reduce the scope. We should have foreign missions that we can fund, we might not necessarily close the embassies per se, and it might be reducing the number of staff in the embassies. Because what we found out is that it is more expensive to close the embassies than operating them,” he said.


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  • ANTON Wednesday, 22 May 2019 04:52 PM

    PAW BAN .......... DUPPATH MINISSU ........

    Hassanda Wednesday, 22 May 2019 05:11 PM

    Sri Lanka Govt should follow this example As most missions are run by transferring funds from other profitable missions Y all these waste Diplomats Salary / Diplomats school kids fees Parties etc etc

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 May 2019 05:31 PM

    Not a surprise, an Oil Producing Country with utter absolute corruption. Today they are similar to Sri Lanka, caught in the debt trap.

    Lawry Wednesday, 22 May 2019 05:59 PM

    Sri Lanka should do this. Our guys even upgrade buying property in corrupt ways.


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