The Federal Government of Nigeria has paid its regular United Nations dues for 2018. Investigations revealed that Nigeria paid $5,080,178 on April 5.
Nigeria will be the 74th out of the 193 member states of the global international organisation to fulfill its financial obligations.
The Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said in New York that Nigeria paid its annual dues in full.
Ms Dujarric said:
“Nigeria has paid its regular budget dues in full, bringing the Honour Roll to 74.”
One hundred and nineteen members are yet to pay their regular budgets.
The record also reports that Nigeria became the 10th country in Africa to pay its UN regular budgets in full.
In 2016, Nigeria had asked the UN to review its assessed contributions to the organisation in view of the economic recession in the country at the time.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, made the call at the UN Headquarters in New York when she visited the Chairman of the UN Fifth Committee, Kingston Rhodes.
The Fifth Committee is the committee of the General Assembly with responsibilities for administrative and budgetary matters.
Nigeria was expected to pay outstanding contributions of 10. 2 million dollars as at December 2016.
Ms. Oyo-Ita said:
“Due to recession, we want something done to review our dues and we want the UN to reconsider our assessment due to the realities of the time.
“What Nigeria is being asked to pay now is on the high side. Nigeria is committed to paying its contributions but we want some considerations. We want something to be done to re-adjust our scale.”