By Chinenye Festus:-
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Friday disclosed that the Government of Ghana is taking the demolition of Nigerian Mission Building in Accra with all seriousness.
Gbajabiamila explained that the Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament, Aaron Oquaye, Yesterday (Thursday) I had a good and constructive discussion with His Excellency Rt. Hon. Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament.
He reassured me of the respect and regard the people of Ghana have for Nigeria and gave the assurance that the parliament will work with their Executive to ensure the matter is resolved diplomatically. He also noted that the country has also promised to cede the property as well as all documents relating to it to the Nigerian embassy.
He stated the Ghanaian government is taking the demolishment with all seriousness and has taken the following actions:
1) Perpetrators have been arrested and investigation is ongoing;
2) the Property will be ceded and all documents handed over to Nigeria under the Compulsory Acquisition Act of Ghana;
3) the destroyed High Commission quarters will be rebuilt by the government of Ghana,” he said.
Gbajabiamila’s comments come three days after the country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, called President Muhammadu Buhari to extend his sincere apology over the demolition.