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Nigeria is Shutting Down Consulate in Buea

by August 26, 2016 General
Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

By Mbom Sixtus, August 26, 2016

Cameroon Journal, Buea – The Cameroon Journal has learned the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is shutting down its Consular service in Buea. We gathered the move is fallout from the devaluation of the country’s currency, the Naira.

The staff of the remaining diplomatic offices; the High Commission in Yaounde and the Consulate in Douala are equally witnessing a reduction in their allowances.

The Nigerian diplomatic mission in the DRC has seen its status downgraded, with only three Nigerian diplomats retained. We equally learned other embassies and High Commissions in other countries such as Serbia; Colombo, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Czech Republic; Brazil are also facing closure.

Belgrade, Serbia; Colombo,; Kiev, Ukraine; Prague, Czech Republic; the High Commission in Singapore as well as Consulates in Buea, Cameroon and Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Buea town in Cameroon’s South West region, recently ranked by the country’s National Institute of Statistics as the most expensive town in the country, is witnessing a reduction in prices of commodities imported from Nigeria.

Some of these products include the Nigerian Malt drink which used to cost circa 500FCFA, is now sold for circa 250FCFA in some shops in Buea, thanks to the devaluation of the Naira.