The President’s publicity aide, Garba Shehu has on Tuesday announced that Ghana’s President apologized to Nigeria’s president for the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission staff residence building in Ghana, OYOGist.com reports.
President Buhari’s publicity aide said the Gold Coast country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, apologized to Buhari through a phone call and said an investigation has been launched into the matter.
OYOGist.com recalls that a building located on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana was allegedly demolished by a businessman who claimed the land the Nigerian High Commission is domiciled belonged to him.
The news of the demolition had caused outrage in Nigeria, with many calling it a sign of disrespect towards Nigeria.
Garba Shehu shared the report of the apology from Ghana’s president on his Facebook page. Read the full statement below.
“GHANAIAN PRESIDENT TENDERS APOLOGY FOR DEMOLITION, ORDERS INVESTIGATION
“President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana Tuesday spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
“In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari that he has directed full investigation into the incident.
“Earlier in the day, it further emerged that some suspects had been arrested, and will be arraigned in court.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 23, 2020″