Maltreatment of Nigerians Abroad: House of Reps Summons Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Uploaded by Michael George on November 10, 2021
Alarmed by the continued maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially United Arab Emirates, the House of Representatives has invited the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, for questioning.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, who made this known in Awe town, said that the welfare of Nigerians living abroad matters to the lawmakers.
While expressing concerns about the maltreatment of Nigerians outside the country, Mrs Akande-Sadipe stated that the Minister owes the nation an explanation of what is happening to citizens of the country in the diaspora.
She alleged that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not doing enough to get Nigerians respected in their various places of sojourn abroad.
According to the federal legislator, “The place of major concern right now is the UAE. We have invited the Minister of Foreign affairs to come and tell us what is happening to Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially in the UAE. When we get this update, we will know the way forward from there.”
The Oluyole Federal Constituency representative promised Nigerians that the House would not sweep the matter under the carpet, but pursue it to a meaningful end.
“In spite of what is happening, I assure you that this matter will not end on the table of hearings alone. We will ensure something is done. Do you recall the matter of Temitope Arowolo and other Nigerian girls, returned to the country? We played a huge part in that success”, Akande-Sadipe said.
By Abiola PETERS