Nigerian House in Accra Demolition: Youth Council Writes Ghana High Commissioner

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….Issues 72 Hour Ultimatum for Results

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has in a strongly worded letter to the The High Commissioner of Ghanaian High Commission to Nigeria, Abuja, demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the those behind the demolition of the Nigerian House in Ghana.

The Council insisted that the “perpetrator, his cohorts and other accomplices in the security architecture, and cogent steps taken to protect Nigerian properties, businesses and lives in Ghana, within 72-hours effective from day of receipt of this Letter.”

The letter jointly signed by its President, Solomon Adodo and the Secretary, Suleiman Musa further noted that “anything to the contrary will be seen as a crafty ploy for cover up and for which we shall occupy the premises of the Ghanaian High Commission on expiration of our notice.”

Frowning at the ill-treatment of Nigerian businessmen by Ghanaian authorities, the National Youth Council of Nigeria drew the attention of the High Commissioner to the November 2019, clampdown on over 70 shops owned by only Nigerians, which were shut by non-state Agents acting with unbridled impunity.

 

The Full Letter Reads:

Your Excellency,

DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST THOSE BEHIND DEMOLITION OF NIGERIAN HOUSE, THREAT ON NIGERIA DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN YOUR COUNTRY
“72 Hour Ultimatum for Results”

We write to register our keen interest in the unfortunate and objectionable “attack” at the Nigerian House in Accra on Friday, June 19, 2020 when a certain “Businessman” who chose to not only bulldoze part of the Nigerian High Commission building, but threatened to shoot the Nigerian High Commissioner and other Members of the Nigerian Missions in Ghana, in flagrant breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.

This is sequel to prior incidences in your country where reports has it that Nigerian businesses have been attacked in similar manner, and little or no decisive step is taken to bring any culprit to book, nor cogent action to forestall further occurrence. You may recall that in November 2019, over 70 shops owned by only Nigerians were shut by non-state Agents acting with unbridled impunity. These organized group of Traders even stages various smear campaigns against Nigeria and Nigerian products, calling on your citizens to boycott Nigerian goods and services, yet security agencies in your country tolerated same and nothing has been done to correct this ill till date.

We have noted the Statement condemning the act and the accompanying apology to the Nigerian Government from the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with relief, but insist that that is not enough.

Your Excellency, while the clandestine attack at the Nigerian House at night was done overtly with credible eyewitnesses, branded earthmoving equipments, state security escort with the “sacred cow” of a businessman personally present to command the operation and even threatening to shoot the representative of President Muhammadu Buhari to your country, perpetrators of such heinous breach have been described as “unidentified”, warranting a wanton investigation that we suspect may snowball into a grand cover up for the perpetrators – already known to the public and moving about Accra freely with arrogance and flagrant impunity.

We recognize that Nigeria and Ghana are not just neighbours but we are blood! The ties that bind both countries transcend beyond regional integration or diplomatic relations, and as such, we find such developments disenchanting especially if the government will remain complacent and allow a ‘private citizen’ to jeopardize the efforts of the Ghanaian nation through the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo in building a sound diplomatic reputation, wooing economic incentives to the country most recently with the Headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – AfCFTA in Ghana. Ghana must not sacrifice this sterling reputation on the altar of covering up an “arrogant sacred cow”.

As National Youth Council of Nigeria submits, we hereby formally demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said perpetrator, his cohorts and other accomplices in the security architecture, and cogent steps taken to protect Nigerian properties, businesses and lives in Ghana, within 72-hours effective from day of receipt of this Letter. It should be further noted that anything to the contrary will be seen as a crafty ploy for cover up and for which we shall occupy the premises of the Ghanaian High Commission on expiration of our notice.

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While hoping for a timely resolution of this matter to foster a more respectful bilateral relation between Ghana and Nigeria, we extend our best regards.

Yours Youthfully,

Solomon ADODO
President, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Suleiman Musa
Secretary, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Cc:
President Muhammadu Buhari,
President Nana Akufo-Addo,
President, ECOWAS Commission,
Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
IG -Nigerian Police Force,
IG – Ghana Police Services,
Department of State Security
Nigerian Press,
Ghanaian Press

….Issues 72 Hour Ultimatum for Results

The High Commissioner,
Ghanaian High Commission to Nigeria,
Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria

Your Excellency,

DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST THOSE BEHIND DEMOLITION OF NIGERIAN HOUSE, THREAT ON NIGERIA DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN YOUR COUNTRY
“72 Hour Ultimatum for Results”

We write to register our keen interest in the unfortunate and objectionable “attack” at the Nigerian House in Accra on Friday, June 19, 2020 when a certain “Businessman” who chose to not only bulldoze part of the Nigerian High Commission building, but threatened to shoot the Nigerian High Commissioner and other Members of the Nigerian Missions in Ghana, in flagrant breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.

This is sequel to prior incidences in your country where reports has it that Nigerian businesses have been attacked in similar manner, and little or no decisive step is taken to bring any culprit to book, nor cogent action to forestall further occurrence. You may recall that in November 2019, over 70 shops owned by only Nigerians were shut by non-state Agents acting with unbridled impunity. These organized group of Traders even stages various smear campaigns against Nigeria and Nigerian products, calling on your citizens to boycott Nigerian goods and services, yet security agencies in your country tolerated same and nothing has been done to correct this ill till date.

We have noted the Statement condemning the act and the accompanying apology to the Nigerian Government from the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with relief, but insist that that is not enough.

Your Excellency, while the clandestine attack at the Nigerian House at night was done overtly with credible eyewitnesses, branded earthmoving equipments, state security escort with the “sacred cow” of a businessman personally present to command the operation and even threatening to shoot the representative of President Muhammadu Buhari to your country, perpetrators of such heinous breach have been described as “unidentified”, warranting a wanton investigation that we suspect may snowball into a grand cover up for the perpetrators – already known to the public and moving about Accra freely with arrogance and flagrant impunity.

We recognize that Nigeria and Ghana are not just neighbours but we are blood! The ties that bind both countries transcend beyond regional integration or diplomatic relations, and as such, we find such developments disenchanting especially if the government will remain complacent and allow a ‘private citizen’ to jeopardize the efforts of the Ghanaian nation through the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo in building a sound diplomatic reputation, wooing economic incentives to the country most recently with the Headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – AfCFTA in Ghana. Ghana must not sacrifice this sterling reputation on the altar of covering up an “arrogant sacred cow”.

As National Youth Council of Nigeria submits, we hereby formally demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said perpetrator, his cohorts and other accomplices in the security architecture, and cogent steps taken to protect Nigerian properties, businesses and lives in Ghana, within 72-hours effective from day of receipt of this Letter. It should be further noted that anything to the contrary will be seen as a crafty ploy for cover up and for which we shall occupy the premises of the Ghanaian High Commission on expiration of our notice.

While hoping for a timely resolution of this matter to foster a more respectful bilateral relation between Ghana and Nigeria, we extend our best regards.

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Yours Youthfully,

Solomon ADODO
President, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Suleiman Musa
Secretary, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Cc:
President Muhammadu Buhari,
President Nana Akufo-Addo,
President, ECOWAS Commission,
Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
IG -Nigerian Police Force,
IG – Ghana Police Services,
Department of State Security
Nigerian Press,
Ghanaian Press

….Issues 72 Hour Ultimatum for Results

The High Commissioner,
Ghanaian High Commission to Nigeria,
Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria

Your Excellency,

DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST THOSE BEHIND DEMOLITION OF NIGERIAN HOUSE, THREAT ON NIGERIA DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN YOUR COUNTRY
“72 Hour Ultimatum for Results”

We write to register our keen interest in the unfortunate and objectionable “attack” at the Nigerian House in Accra on Friday, June 19, 2020 when a certain “Businessman” who chose to not only bulldoze part of the Nigerian High Commission building, but threatened to shoot the Nigerian High Commissioner and other Members of the Nigerian Missions in Ghana, in flagrant breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.

This is sequel to prior incidences in your country where reports has it that Nigerian businesses have been attacked in similar manner, and little or no decisive step is taken to bring any culprit to book, nor cogent action to forestall further occurrence. You may recall that in November 2019, over 70 shops owned by only Nigerians were shut by non-state Agents acting with unbridled impunity. These organized group of Traders even stages various smear campaigns against Nigeria and Nigerian products, calling on your citizens to boycott Nigerian goods and services, yet security agencies in your country tolerated same and nothing has been done to correct this ill till date.

We have noted the Statement condemning the act and the accompanying apology to the Nigerian Government from the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with relief, but insist that that is not enough.

Your Excellency, while the clandestine attack at the Nigerian House at night was done overtly with credible eyewitnesses, branded earthmoving equipments, state security escort with the “sacred cow” of a businessman personally present to command the operation and even threatening to shoot the representative of President Muhammadu Buhari to your country, perpetrators of such heinous breach have been described as “unidentified”, warranting a wanton investigation that we suspect may snowball into a grand cover up for the perpetrators – already known to the public and moving about Accra freely with arrogance and flagrant impunity.

We recognize that Nigeria and Ghana are not just neighbours but we are blood! The ties that bind both countries transcend beyond regional integration or diplomatic relations, and as such, we find such developments disenchanting especially if the government will remain complacent and allow a ‘private citizen’ to jeopardize the efforts of the Ghanaian nation through the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo in building a sound diplomatic reputation, wooing economic incentives to the country most recently with the Headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – AfCFTA in Ghana. Ghana must not sacrifice this sterling reputation on the altar of covering up an “arrogant sacred cow”.

As National Youth Council of Nigeria submits, we hereby formally demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said perpetrator, his cohorts and other accomplices in the security architecture, and cogent steps taken to protect Nigerian properties, businesses and lives in Ghana, within 72-hours effective from day of receipt of this Letter. It should be further noted that anything to the contrary will be seen as a crafty ploy for cover up and for which we shall occupy the premises of the Ghanaian High Commission on expiration of our notice.

While hoping for a timely resolution of this matter to foster a more respectful bilateral relation between Ghana and Nigeria, we extend our best regards.

Yours Youthfully,

Solomon ADODO
President, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Suleiman Musa
Secretary, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Cc:
President Muhammadu Buhari,
President Nana Akufo-Addo,
President, ECOWAS Commission,
Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
IG -Nigerian Police Force,
IG – Ghana Police Services,
Department of State Security
Nigerian Press,
Ghanaian Press

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….Issues 72 Hour Ultimatum for Results

The High Commissioner,
Ghanaian High Commission to Nigeria,
Abuja – Federal Republic of Nigeria

Your Excellency,

DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE DECISIVE ACTION AGAINST THOSE BEHIND DEMOLITION OF NIGERIAN HOUSE, THREAT ON NIGERIA DIPLOMATIC CORPS IN YOUR COUNTRY
“72 Hour Ultimatum for Results”

We write to register our keen interest in the unfortunate and objectionable “attack” at the Nigerian House in Accra on Friday, June 19, 2020 when a certain “Businessman” who chose to not only bulldoze part of the Nigerian High Commission building, but threatened to shoot the Nigerian High Commissioner and other Members of the Nigerian Missions in Ghana, in flagrant breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.

This is sequel to prior incidences in your country where reports has it that Nigerian businesses have been attacked in similar manner, and little or no decisive step is taken to bring any culprit to book, nor cogent action to forestall further occurrence. You may recall that in November 2019, over 70 shops owned by only Nigerians were shut by non-state Agents acting with unbridled impunity. These organized group of Traders even stages various smear campaigns against Nigeria and Nigerian products, calling on your citizens to boycott Nigerian goods and services, yet security agencies in your country tolerated same and nothing has been done to correct this ill till date.

We have noted the Statement condemning the act and the accompanying apology to the Nigerian Government from the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with relief, but insist that that is not enough.

Your Excellency, while the clandestine attack at the Nigerian House at night was done overtly with credible eyewitnesses, branded earthmoving equipments, state security escort with the “sacred cow” of a businessman personally present to command the operation and even threatening to shoot the representative of President Muhammadu Buhari to your country, perpetrators of such heinous breach have been described as “unidentified”, warranting a wanton investigation that we suspect may snowball into a grand cover up for the perpetrators – already known to the public and moving about Accra freely with arrogance and flagrant impunity.

We recognize that Nigeria and Ghana are not just neighbours but we are blood! The ties that bind both countries transcend beyond regional integration or diplomatic relations, and as such, we find such developments disenchanting especially if the government will remain complacent and allow a ‘private citizen’ to jeopardize the efforts of the Ghanaian nation through the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo in building a sound diplomatic reputation, wooing economic incentives to the country most recently with the Headquarters of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – AfCFTA in Ghana. Ghana must not sacrifice this sterling reputation on the altar of covering up an “arrogant sacred cow”.

As National Youth Council of Nigeria submits, we hereby formally demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said perpetrator, his cohorts and other accomplices in the security architecture, and cogent steps taken to protect Nigerian properties, businesses and lives in Ghana, within 72-hours effective from day of receipt of this Letter. It should be further noted that anything to the contrary will be seen as a crafty ploy for cover up and for which we shall occupy the premises of the Ghanaian High Commission on expiration of our notice.

While hoping for a timely resolution of this matter to foster a more respectful bilateral relation between Ghana and Nigeria, we extend our best regards.

Yours Youthfully,

Solomon ADODO
President, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Suleiman Musa
Secretary, National Youth Council of Nigeria

Cc:
President Muhammadu Buhari,
President Nana Akufo-Addo,
President, ECOWAS Commission,
Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs,
IG -Nigerian Police Force,
IG – Ghana Police Services,
Department of State Security
Nigerian Press,
Ghanaian Press

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