High Commission building demolition: We won’t fight dirty with Ghana ― Presidency

The Presidency has said that Nigeria will not engage in open confrontation with Ghana over the demolition of a building in the Nigerian High Commission in Accra recently.

Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, made this declaration in a chat with State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.

Following the demolition and subsequent outcry by Nigerians,

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana had on Tuesday called President Muhammadu Buhari, to tender sincere apologies for the action and vowing to probe it.

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Speaking on the matter, Shehu said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

 

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