Nigerian Embassy racks up N1.32bn debt in UK

Nigerian Embassy racks up N1.32bn debt in UK

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:09 am

Nigeria’s High Commission in the United Kingdom has racked up £4.5 million in congestion charges and £74, 557 in unpaid parking  fines.

The congestion debt was for the last 10 years since the policy was introduced.

The outstanding parking fees were for 2013,  according to a ministerial statement submitted to Parliament by  Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mark Simmonds. The total debt owed by Nigeria is N1.32billion.

The report gave total congestion charge debt by foreign embassies  and international organisations at £75million.

Nigeria High Commission in London

Nigeria High Commission in London

The US Embassy topped the table for the highest number of fines and largest outstanding bill, with 70,637 fines handed out over the ten-year period and a total outstanding bill of £8,172,245.

The Japanese Embassy was second with 48,520 fines and a bill of £5,623,040, followed by the Russian Federation Embassy in third place with 44,145 fines and a bill of £5,123,450.

The High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria came fourth with 39,604 and £4,552,745 while the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany was fifth with 34,051 and £3,928,680.

There were also 5,662 unpaid parking fines incurred by diplomatic missions and international organisations in the UK in 2013 totalling £541,599. Nigeria topped the chart with £74,557. Saudi Arabia came second with a debt of  £30,690. Zambia has £22,700 to pay, Ivory Coast£14,115, Uzbekistan  £13,375 and Liberia £11,180.


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