The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olugbenga Ashiru, on Thursday said the Federal Government would establish a consulate in Manchester, UK.
Ashiru said this in Manchester when he inaugurated a property renovated by the Nigeria’s High Commission in the UK. The property was purchased in 1982 to serve as the Cultural Centre for the Nigerian Community resident in Manchester.
“It is our intention to convert this building into a consulate once the necessary funds and approvals are received from the Federal Government,” the minister said.
He said setting up a consulate in the city would reduce the stress Nigerians living in the city undergo travelling to London for consular services.