Nigeria Embassy gets eviction notice as envoy seeks N5.3bn fund

Nigeria Embassy gets eviction notice as envoy seeks N5.3bn fund

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Nigeria Embassy in Hungary has received eviction notice from the landlord of the property.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (LEFT) CHATTING WITH SENATE PRESIDENT, AHNED LAWAN AND SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA AND ANOTHER PRINCIPAL OFFICER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DURING BUDGET PROPOSAL IN 2020

Nigeria Foreign Affairs minister, Godfrey Onyeama dropped the hint while defending the ministry’s 2021 budget at the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday.

He sought the approval of N1.6 billion by the National Assembly to relocate ambassadors and pay officers N3.7billion.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said: “Just on Monday, the ambassador in Hungary called to say they are going to throw them out from the chancery building. That the landlord is coming and that they do not have the money to pay,”.

“And we get that from a lot of missions across the world and that is not a sustainable way of running foreign service.

“Then this exchange rate differential with the CBN is really something we need to address once and for all.

“It is not so easy, all of these things are computed in naira and all the payments abroad are in dollars and once the exchange rate is changed, it never goes the other way, it always goes up, it never comes down vis-a-vis the dollar. This means immediate shortfall for all our missions”, the minister said.

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