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#EndSARS: FG reaches out to UK on sanction threat

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has reached out to British Government to present its own side of the story on #EndSARS protests as UK Parliament moves to impose sanctions on some officials for their roles in violent suppression of the protests.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

According to him, “We have briefed the UK Government. We had a meeting with the UK Parliamentarians, acting acts for the United Kingdom, has also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened”.

While affirming that the lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions, the minister however noted that it is necessary to give to the UK government Nigeria’s own position to enable them to have a balanced perspective.

“So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. As in every democracy, members of parliament are able to also able to air their view. What is important is that balanced picture is made available to them before they take any decision”, he said.





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