FG summons Ghanaian high commissioner over demolition of embassy

FG summons Ghanaian high commissioner over demolition of embassy

- The Nigerian government has summoned the Ghanaian high commissioner Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo for a meeting

- Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's minister for foreign affairs made the disclosure in a tweet on Monday, June 22

- Onyeama said there would be discussions on how security can be reinforced at Nigerian diplomatic premises in Ghana

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The federal government on Monday, June 22, summoned the Ghanaian high commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to explain the circumstances surrounding the demolition of Nigeria's high commission building in Accra, Ghana.

FG summons Ghanaian commissioner over demolition of embassy

The Nigerian government is very displeased at the demolition of its consulate building in Ghana. Photo credits: Geoffrey Onyeama
Source: Twitter

Geoffrey Onyeama Nigeria's minister for foreign affairs, in a tweet, disclosed that there would also be discussions on how security can be reinforced at Nigerian diplomatic premises in Ghana.

Meanwhile, Ghana has apologised to the federal government over the demolition of a building occupied by Nigeria's high commission staff.

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Regretting the act carried out by some Ghanaian public officials, the country's ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration described it as a violation of the "Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations."

In a press statement sent to the Nigerian government, the ministry apologised for the development and vowed to bring the culprits to book, PM News reports.

Having beefed up security at the said site, the West African nation noted that investigation into the details of the issue is underway.

In another news report, 50 Nigerians stranded in Pakistan have arrived in Abuja on Friday, June 19, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has said.

The commission made the disclosure via its Twitter page @nidcom_gov on Friday, saying all evacuees are now on compulsory 14 days self-isolation.

According to NIDCOM, the compulsory self-isolation is being observed according to the new protocol by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

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Also, Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, have arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.

The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

As the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.

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