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#EndSARS sanction threat: FG begins talks with UK Government 

Geoffrey Onyeama

 

 

Following the United Kingdom Parliament’s move to impose sanctions on some officials over their roles in attacking and shooting #EndSARS protesters, the Federal Government said it has reached out to the British Government to present its own side of the story.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

While affirming that the lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions, he, however, said it was necessary to give to the UK government Nigeria’s own position to enable them to have a balanced perspective.

“The UK government has been briefed. There was UK Parliamentarian meeting and UK government, which acts for the United Kingdom has also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

“So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. As in every democracy, members of parliament are able to also able to air their view.

“What is important is that balanced picture is made available to them before they take any decision,” Onyeama said.

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