Landlord threatening to eject Nigerian embassy in Hungary over owed rent – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed that the Nigerian embassy in Hungary is under threat of being ejected over owed rent.

While defending the ministry’s 2021 budget at the house of representatives in Abuja on Tuesday November 3, Onyeama stated that such complaints are always received from several missions around the world.

He further revealed that the country owes a lot, as plans are being put in place to cut down the number of international organizations Nigeria belongs to.

Onyeama 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

“We are owing a lot, and in the federal executive council (FEC), there is a process to rationalise and cut down on the international organisations we belong to. This is because we are just owing monies left and right and it is not even good for the image of the country.

“A lot of our missions are eyesores and it is just a huge embarrassment to the country that we can have missions in such terrible conditions. We have been receiving letters from the national assembly forwarding to us various claims and judgement and asking us to pay them.

“We have a big challenge with clothing allowances, as you know, all officers in our missions from grade level 7 and above are entitled to $2,500 clothing allowance per annum.

“In the 2021 budget, about 1,312 officers will be expecting the payment of these allowances and if you take at the CBN official rate, we are looking at N1.2 billion.

“What we have available is N762 million for that, to able to pay the clothing allowances, we still need an additional sum of N500 million.”

17 Comments

  1. Ic they throw him out, let him come back afterall when they throw us out, do they care
    Upon all the wealth we have in this country, our so called managers of the affairs of this country do not want to do anything right
    They are busy looting monies they don’t even need

  2. Everything in this country is a scam. The government can’t pay good salaries, insecurity is another challenges facing the country, poor standard of living, and the government can’t pay foreign rent. Nawa oooooo

  3. Everything about Nigeria is fake, those leaders that are ruling us are also fake. Why are they behaving in such manner.

  4. Charity begins at home, the way they are treating us in the country, they should find a means to settle the bill and move forward.

  5. Our leaders are not responsible at all with All the money you are generating and borrowing, you are still owing the foreign country, this is bad.

  6. Our leaders don’t even have hand in how to better the lives of citizens, and you still want to cut down the international responsibilities. God will take control.

  7. What a disgrace
    Scammers everywhere, even our government too
    They can’t even better the life of its citizen after the too much borrowing your cant settle your international bills.
    Shameless set of people..

  8. did u people bring this on air i am ashamed of this government in fat am leaving this country to my country abia state pls I did not see this post oo

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