Nigerians reject Ghana’s apology over the demolished building, calls for direct retaliation

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  • June 24, 2020
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Nigerian lawmakers have rejected the apology from the Ghanaian government over the demolition of an uncompleted building at the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.

 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama told members of the  House of Representatives that Ghana has apologized to Nigeria for the “wrongful” demolition of the apartments.

Mr. Onyeama also told the House members that the Government of Ghana is very remorseful and President Akufo-Addo has even called Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize.

Also, Ghana’s foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway on Monday apologized to Nigeria over the incident.

But the Nigerian lawmakers have rejected the apology, insisting that the incident is a “direct attack on the Federal Republic of Nigeria which must not go unanswered.”

They are asking the Foreign Ministry to institute a direct retaliation on the Ghana Mission in Abuja to send a strong warning to Ghana.

Speaker of the  House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila also proposed that Nigeria must reciprocate the attack on its sovereignty by Ghana.

“I think we should look at this thing from the premise that the Nigerian state was attacked. It was not a building that was demolished, no; the Nigerian state was attacked.

I think if we look at it from that premise, we will begin to understand or underscore the importance or gravity of what we are dealing with.” The leader of the House said.

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