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Senate passes motion to fund foreign missions

The Senate has passed a motion to ensure that Nigeria’s diplomatic missions to foreign countries is not allowed to wallow in ruins. The meeting was chaired by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki yesterday, October 3.

According to an official statement by the Senate President via Facebook, a motion “was passed on the urgent need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to fund our foreign missions.

 

This is because many of our diplomatic mission abroad are facing serious challenges with their inability to pay the allowances, salaries and rent of home-based office. Additionally, there are several hanging threats by a few host countries to revoke the building permits of some properties abroad that belong to Nigerian missions.”

 

“In this regard, the Senate moved to ensure that immediate action is taken to rectify this problem by working with foreign Ministers, ambassadors and stakeholders to develop solutions to ensure that are missions are adequately funded.”

 

The statement also included four other motions that were passed which included the need for Nigeria to begin the process of constructing Captive Dams in Communities across the country, the urgent need to control the indiscriminate erection of speed bumps on Nigeria’s federal roads, tasking of the National Boundary Commission to take immediate steps on the boundary crisis which arises from the non-delimitation of Nigeria’s internal boundaries and the need to address the regulatory conflicts between JAMB and universities in the admission’s process into tertiary institutions.

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