Nigeria to look into closure of their embassy in Sri Lanka

Nigeria to look into closure of their embassy in Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

04 Sep, 2019 | 9:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria will re-examine the closure of its embassy in Colombo in view of the important relationship the country has with Sri Lanka.

Nigeria closed its embassy in 2017.

Buhari gave the assurance yesterday(September 03) during a farewell audience granted to the outgoing High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Thambirajah Raveenthiran, at the State House in Abuja.

The Nigerian President explained that financial challenges which the country faced at the time informed the closure of some embassies and consulates during a rationalization exercise.

He promised that his administration will take another look at that decision as it affected Sri Lanka following the request by Raveenthiran.

President Buhari wished Outgoing High Commissioner Raveenthiran success in his future undertakings.

In his remarks, the outgoing high commissioner said he had spent four out of his 30-year career in diplomatic service in Nigeria.

He said his period in Nigeria was remarkable in several ways, stressing that he enjoyed the support and cooperation of Nigerians, and was greatly assisted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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