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Nigeria Begins Closure, Downsizing Of Foreign Missions Over Lack Of Funds

The federal government has closed three of the nation’s foreign missions and downsized another due to insufficient funds.

Minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama made this known in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking on activities of the ministry in the last three years.

He said the countries where Nigeria closed its missions are Sri Lanka, Czech Republic and Republic of Serbia while Ukraine was drastically downsized.

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

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

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