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Govt warned against move to close foreign embassies.

The Federal Government has been warned against its plan to close some of its foreign embassies. President Muhammadu is planning to shut some of the country's embassies in order to maintain the flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Sunny Ofehe, Founder and Executive Director of Hope for Niger Delta Campaign based in The Netherlands, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that rather than closing these embassies completely. The option of reviewing activities carried out in such embassies in relation to the need of Nigerians and foreign partners.

''A country like Nigerian that enjoys this robust global acceptability and respect must not compromise and diminish its international diplomatic posture before the world.

'It is, therefore, imperative that as a country, we must ensure adequate representation in global affairs and at the same time serve our citizens and promote our core socio-economic values around the world.

'I clearly understand the challenges that our economy back home is facing but you must remember that these problems are peculiar with all countries around the world today.

'In spite of the need to cut spending and prioritise government expenditure, we must set our priorities straight.'

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Date:May 2, 2019
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