- The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, is now in Ghana
- Gbajabiamila is in the West African nation on a diplomatic legislative mission
- The peace talk is expected to end the poor treatment of Nigerians in the country
Just like he announced on Tuesday, September 1, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has left Nigeria for Ghana on a legislative diplomatic mission.
The diplomatic mission is part of the federal government's effort to end of the poor treatment of Nigerian citizens in Ghana.
Gbajabiamila had disclosed that he will be having peace talks with the speaker of Ghana's parliament on legislative terms.
He told journalists on Tuesday in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari that rather than making demands, Nigeria will have talks with Ghanaian government on how to come up with a legislative framework that will create a better relationship for both nations.
The speaker said: "Buhari as always is keen on exploring all ways including legislative and parliamentary diplomacy to resolve issues amicably between Ghana and Nigeria."
After meeting with President Buhari in Abuja, Gbajabiamila had told State House correspondents that he would be in Ghana on Wednesday, September 1, to discuss diplomatic terms as ways of ending what has become perennial friction between both nations.
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."
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 are not reflective of the situation in Ghana.
Nkrumah spoke on some of the documented acts of hostilities against Nigerians including the alleged seizure of the Nigerian Mission’s property and the demolition of the building located at No. 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street.
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