Envoy Advises Nigeria against Planned Closure of Mission in Ukraine

2017/9/5 15:25:33

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama


From This Day, Lagos, Nigeria, Sep 4, 2017


By Alex Enumah in Abuja


The Ukrainian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nigeria, Dr. Valerii Aleksanruk, has urged the federal government to review its proposed plans to shut down its mission in Kyiv, Ukraine, noting that the move apart from being capable of jeopardising bilateral relations between the two countries can endanger the interest of the large number of Nigerian students in Ukraine.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had earlier this year hinted of plans by the federal government to shut down some of its missions abroad in line with its ongoing reforms and restructuring of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for efficient management.


A lot of Nigerians are currently studying in fields such as medicine, Information Technology and engineering and the plan of the federal government to shut the mission in Ukraine according to the ambassador, might adversely affect the wellbeing as well as the interest of Nigerians in the country.



https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/ ... re-of-mission-in-ukraine/


Editor’s Note: In evidence of Ukraine’s importance to Nigeria’s educational system, UBO earlier this year posted an article from the Osun (Nigeria) Daily Trust, published on July 2, 2017, that said in part:


“Fifty medical students of the Osun State University have ended their studies at the V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine, with Miss Oyeleye Lateefah Abiola, emerging as the overall best graduating student from both the Faculty of Medicine and in the entire university.”


Access the complete article at: http://www.ukrainebusiness.com.ua/news/18874.html



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