The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Tuesday condemned the demolition of the Nigerian embassy in Ghana, saying it breached the Vienna convention and other international conventions.
Nigeria’s country head and Coordinator for West African volunteers of the IHRC, Ambassador Friday Sani reacted in an interview with journalists in Abuja.
He said that Nigeria and Ghana have come a long way in terms of relationship that tend to promote both countries economically and socially, saying that the demolition of Nigeria’s embassy at a time both nations were supposed to think of self determinism was unthinkable.
He, however, commended the maturity with which Nigeria’s foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Onyema Ugochukwu was handling the vexatious issue, having registered the matter at the appropriate quarters.
Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has apologized for the demolition of part of Nigerian High Commission’s building in Ghana.
Addo made the apology via a telephone conversation with president Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
According to statement by the senior special Assistant to Nigerian President, Garba Shehu, the Ghanaian leader has directed full and proper investigation into the incident, with an assurance of justice.
It will be recalled that a businessman who claimed ownership of the land housing the Nigerian mission in Ghana, reportedly moved with security personnel to demolish some portion of the staff quarters last Friday.