Gov’t apologises to Nigerian High Commission over demolition of building

The Government of Ghana has apologised to the Nigeria High Commission to Ghana over the demolition of a building belonging to it.

The Minister Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway who was at the commission assured the High Commissioner a probe into the incident has started and will be transparent.

She said, “we are sorry this has happened” and assured that the ongoing investigation would be transparent.

The Minister indicated that the incident was “not a government-sanctioned activity” and that Ghana had respect for rule of law.

Meanwhile, the Minister has also assured the commission of adequate security following the description of the situation as “traumatic” by the High Commission’s Charge D’ Affairs, Esther Arewa.

“I can assure you that we will continue to provide you with protection as you are a diplomatic entity and therefore we will not allow anything untoward to happen,” she said.

“The relations between our two countries are too strong even if there is any kind of dispute, for it to end in something like this, this shouldn’t happen between Ghana and Nigeria.”

In her response Esther Arewa said she was hopeful that the investigation will bear fruit.

“We look forward to the Ghanaians government apprehending the culprit behind this and bringing him to book and also that within the shortest time frame, this building is put back up and the premises prepared.”


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