Embassy Demolition: Gbajabiamila Seeks Retaliation, Says Ghana Crossed Line

The Home of Representatives took the arduous line on Tuesday, asking the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari to invoke the diplomatic precept of reciprocity towards Ghana, in response to the demolition of Nigeria’s Embassy constructing within the nation. 

Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, spoke on behalf of the Home of Representatives, at an interactive session with the Minister of International Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, over the breach of the nation’s sovereignty in Ghana just a few days in the past. 

The Speaker, in his opening remarks on the event, mentioned the assault on Nigeria by Ghana, won’t have occurred with out the prior information of the Ghanaian authority, and that the demolition deserved a troublesome response, Vanguard reviews.

He mentioned, “If Ghana has an issue and is approaching it by means of subterranean strikes, then what do you suppose the result of the authorized continuing can be? So, I feel we must always pursue it from that angle; I feel we must always make it clear for the authorities in Ghana that Nigeria isn’t going to sit down down and fold its arms. 

“Reciprocity is a professional instrument in international relations. The doctrine of reciprocity is what ought to be thought of.

 “The Nigerian state was attacked. I feel we must always take a look at this factor from the premise that the Nigerian state was attacked. It’s not a constructing that was demolished. No! The Nigerian state was attacked; I feel if we take a look at it from that premise, we are going to start to grasp the significance and the gravity of what we’re coping with.” 

The Speaker frowned on the smooth diplomatic method the nation had adopted in responding to assaults towards the nation and its residents overseas, and suggested {that a} new method have to be adopted. 

“Now we have established a sample, and what we get (from different international locations that assault Nigeria), are apologies, and ‘we are going to look into it’. I don’t suppose that ought to suffice at this level. 

“We should put a cease to what has grow to be a perennial downside between Nigeria and Ghana. To me, it is a sibling rivalry, between two sister international locations, however even in sibling rivalry, there’s a line you don’t cross, they usually(Ghana) simply crossed the road, albeit a second time,” he mentioned. 

In his response, the International Affairs Minister, Onyema disclosed that the federal government was contemplating a evaluate of Nigeria’s international coverage. 

He mentioned, “Now we have not received ample appreciation from different international locations; we must sit down and decide, to evaluate the international coverage.

The Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, Rep. Yusuf Buba(APC-Adamawa), at whose occasion the assembly was convened, agreed with the Speaker {that a} powerful response was needed for responding to the assault on the nation by Ghana.

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