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Nigeria To Implement Report On Review Of Foreign Missions

The Federal Government says it will implement the report of the Presidential Committee on Number and Strategy for Resourcing Nigeria’s Diplomatic Missions Worldwide in order to address some of the challenges confronting the nation’s diplomatic missions, globally.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, CFR, gave the assurance while receiving the report of the Presidential Committee submitted by its Chairman, Ambassador Martin Uhomoibi, in Abuja, Nigeria.

SGF stated that the Federal Government would ensure the implementation of the Committee’s report once it has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability.

“I am confident that with the calibre of membership of the Committee, your observations, findings and recommendations will address some of the major challenges confronting the Diplomatic Missions around the world. I can assure you that this report will be forwarded to Mr. President for his endorsement and subsequent implementation”, he said.

According to the SGF, the report of the Committee would also form part of the transition document that would be handed over to the next administration as part of the successes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

He thanked the Committee for working assiduously through its plenary meetings, interactions with relevant stakeholders, administering questionnaires to Nigeria’s diplomatic missions worldwide, reviewing some relevant previous reports and also undertaking on-the-spot assessment visits to some diplomatic missions worldwide to come up with 115 recommendations.

The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Review of Number and Strategy for Resourcing Nigeria’s Diplomatic Missions Worldwide, Ambassador Martin Uhomoibhi, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for finding them worthy to be part of the Committee, aimed at overhauling the nation’s diplomatic missions for effective service delivery.

He said that the Committee’s report, which comprises the main report and a set of 14 annexures, was a result of a series of plenary sessions, strategic and purposeful engagement with relevant stakeholders in Nigeria’s Foreign Service space and on-the-ground assessment of some foreign missions abroad.

Ambassador Uhomoibhi further prayed that the findings and recommendations offered by the Committee would be fully implemented by the Federal Government.

Source : VON