Senate to Invite British High Commissioner Over comment by lawmaker about ex head of state, Gowon


The House of Representatives has reached a resolution of inviting the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing over the recent comment made by a British lawmaker against former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon.

The resolution was reached following a motion from a lawmaker Yusuf Gagdi, who is from the same constituency as the former head of state. Recall that the British lawmaker had on November 23, accused Gowon of taking half of the money in the Central Bank of Nigeria with him when he went on exile.

The Nigerian lawmakers who will be seeking an explanation from the British envoy on why no apology has been issued despite calls for same, mandated the Committee on Foreign Affairs to interface with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British parliament over the comments.

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The house of representatives members averred that the allegation of looting is capable of causing a crisis in Nigeria and disturb the peace of the country.

Following the adoption of Gagdi’s motion, the House also asked the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila to write to Speaker of UK Parliament to express displeasure over the unfounded allegations.

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He will also be demanding that the Member of Parliament who made the allegation, should offer a public apology to Gowon as well as the people and government of Nigeria.

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