Nigeria Trade Office lacks funds to relocate out of Taipei and may be forced to close instead
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Nigeria’s government says due to financial difficulties it has faced recently, it lacks the necessary funds to move the office out of Taipei, and may be forced to close it down entirely instead.
In January, Nigeria ordered Taiwan to move its office out of the capital to its most populous city, Lagos, as well as change the name of the office, apparently under pressure from China. On June 30, Nigeria sent 25 armed police to shut down Taiwan’s representative office in Abuja by force.
The next day, in retaliation, Taiwan demanded that Nigeria relocate its office outside of Taipei. [FULL STORY]