Nigerian Government Protests Mugabe’s Depiction of Nigerians As Corrupt PeopleFeatured, Latest News Friday, April 11th, 2014
The federal government of Nigeria has summoned the Zimbabwe’s Head Chancery in Nigeria Stanley Kunjeku to protest President Mugabe’s depiction of Nigerians as corrupt.
Reports say during the occasion of his 90th birthday, President Robert Mugabe has thrown a punch on Nigeria describing Nigerian as corrupt people.
However, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs, Martin Uhomoibhi on Thursday noted that Mugabe’s statement was not only inaccurate but unfortunately coming from a President who should know that such comments are unacceptable in international diplomacy.
“He was reported to have said Nigerians are corrupt people, when he hosted service chiefs on his 90th birthday.
“We want to present the strongest protest against that statement; not only does it not reflect the reality in our country, but to come from a sitting President of a brotherly country is most unkind and very dishonourable.”
“At the point sanctions were imposed on your country, Nigeria empathised with Zimbabwe.”
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s Head Chancery Stanley Kunjeku has promised to forward the Nigeria’s protest to Harare.
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