Landlord is threatening to evict Nigerian embassy in Hungary over rent – Minister

Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed that the landlord of the building where the Nigerian embassy in Hungary is located is threatening to evict them.

The minister while speaking during the defence of the ministry’s 2021 budget at the house of representatives in Abuja on Tuesday said there is a need to address the inadequate overhead budgetary provisions to foreign missions, which is resulting in a lot of debt for electricity and rent.

Mr Onyeama was quoted to have said at the meeting:

“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.”

The Minister also said the federal government is making plans to reduce the number of international organisations Nigeria belongs to because of a scarcity of funds.

He said Nigeria is owing monies “left and right” and it is not good for the country’s image.

“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,” he said.

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