‘We will rebuild—-Ghanaian government tells Nigeria
The Government of Ghana has said it would rebuild the structure demolished at the Nigeria’s High Commission residency.
Armed men invaded the premises, demolishing the apartments by bulldozers in the capital Accra last week.
It sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries and even though President Akufo-Addo called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize, Nigerian lawmakers have vowed to retaliate.
Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama told Nigeria’s House of Representatives that Ghana has apologized to Nigeria for the “wrongful” demolition of the apartments.
The lawmaker 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 Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila also proposed that Nigeria must reciprocate the attack on its sovereignty by Ghana.
However, as stated above the Ghanaian government has promised to put an end to the rancor by rebuilding and taking responsibility for the cost.