The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday refuted report that the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC, was shut down by workers over non-payment of their salaries.
The Ministry’s spokesperson, Clement Aduku, in a statement in Abuja said that though some junior workers were being owed salaries, the embassy was not shut down as reported.
“The Ministry wishes to state that contrary to reports of shutdown, the embassy is functioning properly and discharging its statutory diplomatic and consular responsibilities,” he said.
Aduku, who admitted regrettably that there was a delay in the payment of salaries to some junior workers at the mission, however, stated that efforts were being made to address the matter with utmost urgency.
He appealed to the general public to feel free and go ahead in transaction of normal business with the embassy as it was never shut.
”The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore wishes to assure the general public that the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington DC, USA, is open for day to day operational activities and can be accessed with ease for all official matters,” he said.
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