The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says the Federal Government has closed three of the nation’s foreign missions and downsized another due to insufficient funds.
Onyeama said this in Abuja while speaking on activities of the ministry in the last three years.
The Minister said the countries where Nigeria closed its missions included Sri Lanka, Czech and Serbia Republic while Ukraine was drastically downsized.
Before the closure, Nigeria had one hundred and nineteen 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.