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Ghana apologies to Nigeria after demolition of mission building in Accra



THE Ghanaian government has apologised to the Nigerian government following the shocking demolition of the building housing the Nigerian High Commission’s staff in Accra.

According to TVC News, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ghana has stated that officials will be visiting the high commission today to access the damage done to the property.

The plot of land in question houses the high commissioners residence and four other buildings and was ceded to the Nigerian government in the sixties.  

Report says, a portion of the land had remained undeveloped until eight years ago when building works began and now, a business man who says he is the legitimate owner surfaced, triggering dispute.

Sometime in 2000, official correspondence was exchanged between Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Jerry Rawlings of Ghana where the issue of ownership was resolved and the sum of fifty million Ghanaian cedis paid.

Building works commenced on a portion of the land after all approvals were sought and obtained from regulatory authorities. Report says.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian High Commission facility in Ghanan was demolished over the weekend by unidentified individuals while the Ghanaian government did not do anything to stop the act.

The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoferrey Onyeama has condemned the act while expressing shock that such could be allowed to happen in a country with bilateral Relations. 

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