The Nigerian Embassy in Washington is open and fully operational, acting ambassador, Hakeem Balogun, has said. Balogun in the U.S. said that the report making the rounds that the embassy was shut down was false.
“The embassy works as normal; as we’re talking now, I’m still at the office working. So it is not correct for anybody to say that the embassy is shut down; there was nothing like that.
“But there was a sit-in by some local staff who said they would not work over some arrears but it wasn’t as if the embassy was shut down. “Even some of those who were supposed to embark on sit-in were still working and did not join their colleagues.
“They have been paid up till March 2017 but there were some arrears of October to December 2016 that were yet to be paid. “It was just an agitation to draw attention to the three months arrears owed them but not…