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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Nigeria Shuts Down 3 Embassies Abroad Due To Insufficient Funds

Nigeria has shut down its embassies in Sri Lanka, Czech Republic and Republic of Serbia.




The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama (left), said the closure of the embassies is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's agenda [Green Reporters]

The Nigerian government has shut down three of its embassies abroad and downsized another one due to insufficient funds.

While speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said operations have been shut down in Sri Lanka, Czech Republic and the Republic of Serbia while the embassy in Ukraine has been drastically downsized.

He said the ministry has been unable to maintain the embassies due to insufficient funds, thereby enforcing the shutdowns because they're left in terrible states unbefitting of the nation's status.

While defending the budget estimate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs in April, the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Mustapha Suleiman, said only 30 embassies can be funded with the capital votes earmarked in the budget.

Since he was inaugurated in 2015, President Buhari has been vocal about reducing Nigeria's total of 119 foreign missions.

In September 2015, he announced that a committee would undertake a review of Nigerian foreign missions to determine those that are really essential so that appropriate standards and quality can be maintained.
from pulse.ng

22 comments:

  1. It is well with Nigeria.

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    1. Damn!...its getting worse by the month!

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    2. Which status does Nigeria have, sad sad sad.

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  2. they should sell the country and wire the money to our accounts

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    1. Gbam your head is there

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    2. LOL..abeg make una leave me o ..but all these obscure countries our embassy should be shut cos its a waste

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  3. Nigeria my country.

    Insufficient fund but the salary is sufficient enough.

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  4. Yet 150million would be spent on inauguration.

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    1. And 100 billion to settle the Fulani's/Miyetti Allah. It is well.

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    2. Don't mind the cows.. But our problem in Nigeria is the likes of Naira Marley not all this big big billions government is stealing.

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  5. Mennn this country is just something else.

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  6. It's keeps getting worse under this man? Why is this man bent on driving Nigeria into oblivion???
    Why???😭

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  7. Why was there even embassies in these countries, are they trading partners, is Nigeria a hot spot for tourism, are there a great number of immigrants from Nigeria in those countries? Ridiculous

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  8. The question is what value do those embassies add to the Nigerians living in those countries. They should shut them abeg

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  9. God show my country mercy

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  10. Alternative Facts22 May 2019 at 21:30

    Good move. The embassies in Ukraine serve for Serbia and Czech while the one in India or Pakistan can serve Sri Lanka. Cut the waste

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  11. Lets just sell this country and continue with our life jare

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