By Shola Akingboye – 26th, June 2020
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed shock over the willful demolition of a building belonging to the Nigeria High Commission and within the premises of the High Commissioner’s Residence in Accra, without prior notification by the alleged unidentified persons purportedly on the instruction of the Ghana Urban Development Agency.
In a statement signed and released to the press by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye in Abuja, Nigerian government expressed worries that her attention has been drawn, by the Nigeria High Commission, Accra, Ghana, to the fact that, the demolition was carried out willfully.
“This action is in clear violation of the extant provisions of the 1963 Vienna Convention on inviolability of diplomatic premises.”
“Accordingly, the Nigeria High Commission has submitted a strongly worded letter of protest to the host Foreign Ministry, unequivocally registering the displeasure of the Nigerian Government and calling on the competent Ghanaian authorities to take urgent steps to apprehend the perpetrators and provide appropriate security for the High Commission’s premises and staff”
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is engaging robustly with the Ghanaian Government with a view to seeking immediate redress” The ministry stated.