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Government to repair UN ambassador’s residence with N350 million

05 November 2013, 17:28

Abuja - The Federal government will spend about N350 million to repair the residence of the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN). This was revealed during the House of Representatives sitting on Tuesday.

The reps resolved to conduct a public hearing on the alleged plan to sell the official residence of Nigeria's permanent representative to the United Nations in New York.

The committee is to establish the veracity of the allegation and report back to the House within one month.

The residence, which was acquired in 1961, was built in the middle of the 19th century but has been neglected  according to house members.

The members believe that there are prospective buyers waiting to purchase the property which sits on an area of over 16.6 acres of land in Terry town, Westchester County of New York.

The resolutions to investigate this plot and maintain the residence  in a motion titled  “Urgent Need to Forestall the Alleged Plan to Sell the official Residence of Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nation''



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