Speaking the Nations Mind

Nigeria Government To Leave Some International Organisations : Minister




On Wednesday the federal government has decided to commence a process to reduce the numbers of international organisation Nigeria belongs to.

Godfrey Onyeama, the Foreign Affairs Minister, gave a hint on Tuesday in Abuja.

He spoke while defending the ministry’s 2021 budget at the House of Representatives.

Godfrey Onyeama disclosed that the ministry faces the challenge of meeting its contributions to those international organisations.

“We owe 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 just owe monies left and right and it is not even good for the image of the country,” he said.

While reacting to the poor funding of the ministry, Onyeama said the movement of officers, ambassadors and their families was a major problem.

He said currently that N3.7billion would require for the officers while N1.6billion is required for the movement of ambassadors.

Godfrey Onyeama also told the lawmakers that the inadequate overhead budgetary provisions to Nigerian missions must be addressed.