Maltreatment of Nigerians Abroad: Reps summon Minister of Foreign Affairs

The House of Representatives has asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to appear before it for questioning, on issues bothering on the continued maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially the United Arab Emirates.

This is as disclosed by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe while speaking with newsmen over the weekend.

While expressing concern over the incessant maltreatment of Nigerians outside the country, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe said the Minister owes the nation an explanation of what is happening to citizens of the country in the diaspora.

She expressed concerns that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not doing enough yet to get Nigerians respected in their various places of abode abroad.

According to her, “The key issue 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 will not sweep the matter under the carpet.

“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. You recall the matter of Temitope Ariwolo and other Nigerian girls, returned to the country. We played a huge part in that, success”, Akande-Sadipe said.



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