Friday, January 18, 2019
Advertisement

FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

FG queries ambassador for ‘attending’ inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem
May 15
23:37 2018
Advertisement

The federal government has queried the Nigerian ambassador for reportedly attending the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

A presidency official confirmed this to state house correspondents on Tuesday.

The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had drawn criticism from Europe and Washington’s main Arab allies.

The relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem had also generated condemnation from from Palestine and led to the deaths of at least 41 persons.

The presidency official, who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity, said Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, has queried the ambassador, whom he thought attended the event but did not.

Al Jazeera had reported that Nigeria was among the countries that were represented at the inauguration, a claim the presidency has denied.

“Based on that report, the minister queried the ambassador to explain why he attended the event,” the official said.

“The ambassador has since replied that he was not at the event. It was on the strength of the ambassador’s response that the federal government wrote to Al Jazeera to retract its story.”

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362463411
KANO361465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement