Embassy building demolition: Nigeria will not fight with Ghana-Presidency

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The Nigerian government says it will not retaliate or do something similar to what some Ghanaians did to a part of the Nugerian Embassy in Ghana.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Voice of Nigeria while reacting to the apology tendered by the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo over the incident.

The President of Ghana has called and regretted the action and apologised to the President of Nigeria. I think he has shown leadership in the matter and what should Nigeria do; these are two leading countries in West Africa.

“Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana. This cannot happen. So, the two leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, who is much respected in Africa, they all call him ‘Baba’ (Father), so he is bound to show restraint.
The Presidential Spokesperson said diplomacy will be used in resolving the matter.

“Matters such as this when they arise, it is always better when they arise, they should be resolved diplomatically. No, there shouldn’t be a fight between Nigeria and Ghana, this will not happen,”Shehu stressed.

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