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House Reiterates Commitment To Nation’s Foreign Mission

The House of Representatives has reiterated its commitment to come up with a foreign policy that will reposition the nations foreign missions for effective service delivery.

The Chairman House Committee on Foreign Affairs Buba Yakub stated this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

According to him the 2022 appropriation Act, empowering Nigerian Ambassadors to expend their capital allocations in their missions without recourse to the Ministry and the Act recently signed by the President will address the bureaucratic bottlenecks challenges hindering their smooth operation.

He explained that the committee had also engaged the Ministry to ensure that the rot in the system was cleared as well as identify and proffer solutions to the many challenges ranging poor infrastructure, high debt profile to incessant malpractices by officers.

The Chairman who represents Gombi Hong Federal constituency of Adamawa state said plans are underway to ensure passports are produced locally to address the issue of non availability of booklets as well as boost the sectors revenue generation.

He added that the committee had also repositioned the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs for global relevance and better service delivery.

By Aisha Adesanya

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