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#EndSARS: UK parliament can’t speak for its govt — FG


The Federal Government has said that UK Parliament which recently debated on sanctioning Nigeria cannot speak for its government.

The parliament held a debate days ago over the EndSARS protests in Nigeria.

The debate led to a suggestion of sanctions for the Nigerian officials who engaged in the alleged killing of protesters.

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Reacting to the parliament’s stance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said that Nigeria has communicated its own stance to the UK Government.

He said this while Fielding questions from State House correspondents.

“On the issue of UK Parliament, yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and don’t speak for U.K. government which acts for the United Kingdom has also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

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“So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them and of course as in any democracy, the members of parliament are also able to air their views. But what is important is that balanced picture is made available to them before they take any decision,” he said.

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