- Femi Gbajabiamila has said that diplomacy will be the best way to end Ghana's maltreatment of Nigerians
- The speaker of the House of Representatives disclosed that he will be visiting the West African nation on Wednesday, September 2
- Gbajabiamila said that he got the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on the mission
Following reports of maltreatment of Nigerians by Ghanaian authorities, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has decided to visit the West African nation on legislative diplomacy.
After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Gbajabiamila told State House correspondents that he will be in Ghana on Wednesday, September 1, to discuss diplomatic terms as ways of ending what has become perennial friction between both nations, Channels TV reports.
Gbajabiamila said that having secured President Buhari's approval, he will be speaking with the speaker of Ghana's parliament "to look at the issues on ground as it affects our citizens, to try and calm things down to see if there is a way forward."
He explained that rather than making demands, his mission in Ghana will be to “discuss and see how the two countries can resolve whatever the issues are. It is not about making demands, it is diplomacy.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following several allegations made by the federal government over the treatment of Nigerian citizens living in Ghana, the country's authorities had responded to set the records straight.
Ghanian authorities in a detailed letter insisted that it remained committed to the maintenance of warm relations with Nigeria.
Kojo Nkrumah, the Ghanaian information minister who disclosed this went on to explain that the issues raised by Nigeria were not reflective of the situation in Ghana.
The federal government had warned the Ghanaian authorities that it would no longer tolerate the harassment of Nigerians residing in that country.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement on Friday, August 28, said the federal government had been documenting the hostilities of Ghanaian authorities towards Nigerians.
The minister said some of the documented acts of hostilities by the Ghanaian authorities against Nigerians include; seizure of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 10, Barnes Road, Accra.
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