Reps To Meet Over Attack On Nigerian Embassy In Dakar

Members House of Representatives are to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru over the recent attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Nnena Elendu-Ukeje following a motion moved on the matter by a lawmaker, Rep. Robinson Uwak expressed serious concerns that the national flag of Nigeria was desecrated and staff of the embassy attacked in the process.

A video on the internet shows Nigerians molesting staff of the embassy and destroying property of the embassy before leaving the premises.

Rep. Uwak called for an immediate investigation into the matter by the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and that of internal security and report their findings back within four weeks.

FG summons Saudi envoy over arrested Nigerian female pilgrims

The Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Khaled Abdrabuh is optimistic that the detention of female Nigerian pilgrims will be resolved sooner rather than later.

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, who is the head of federal government delegation to Saudi Arabia to resolve the impasse, met with the Saudi Arabia envoy behind closed doors.

Hounourable Tambuwal also added that the Nigerian mission in Riyadh is meeting with Saudi authorities to resolve the situation.

However, the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Representative Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje added that Nigeria will not hesitate to bring back her people if the issue is not resolved today.

According to the National Hajj Commission, 908 female Nigerian pilgrims were refused entry into Saudi Arabia breaching the escort rules for female pilgrims under Saudi Law.

The female pilgrims need to be accompanied by a male who should either be her husband, brother or father.