#ENDSARS: UK PARLIAMENT DOES NOT SPEAK FOR BRITISH GOVT – FG

Written by on November 26, 2020

THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS REACTED TO THE DELIBERATIONS ON THE RECENT #ENDSARS PROTEST BY THE UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENT.

IT STATED THAT WHILE DEBATES ON ALL MATTERS WERE ALLOWED, THE UK PARLIAMENT DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GEOFFREY ONYEAMA, MADE THE POSITION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KNOWN WHILE ADDRESSING REPORTERS  IN ABUJA, THE NATION’S CAPITAL.

ACCORDING TO HIM, THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HAS INFORMED THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES OF ITS SIDE OF THE SITUATION, ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE SHOOTING AT THE LEKKI TOLLGATE IN LAGOS.

THE MINISTER BRIEFED STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AT THE END OF THE 25TH VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CHAIRED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA.

HE ALSO NOTED THAT HE HAD RECENTLY PAID A VISIT TO HIS HOME STATE, ENUGU, ON THE INSTRUCTION OF THE PRESIDENT TO ENGAGE WITH THE YOUTHS AND LEADERS ON THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS.

THE MINISTER REVEALED THAT GOVERNORS OF THE SOUTH EAST WERE ALREADY REACHING OUT TO THEIR CONTEMPORARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO ENSURE THAT THE LIVES AND PROPERTIES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE REGION WERE PROTECTED DURING ANY CRISIS.

HE ADDED THAT THE LEADERS HAVE GIVEN AN ASSURANCE THAT THEY WOULD DO THE SAME FOR NON-INDIGENES IN THE SOUTH EAST.


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