#EndSARS Sanctions: After Initial Grandstanding, Nigeria Opens Talks with UK Government

*Mr. Geoffrey Onyema
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Following the United Kingdom Parliament’s move to impose sanctions on some officials over their roles to suppress the recent  #EndSARS protests, the Federal Government said it has reached out to the British government to present its own side of the story.

 

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.

 

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

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He said: “The U.K. government has been briefed. There was U.K. Parliamentarians meeting and U.K. government, which acts for the United Kingdom has also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

 

“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.”

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