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Ghana to reconstruct demolished building in Nigerian High Commission

The Ghanian government has it would restore the building that was demolished at the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchwey (MP), made this disclosure in a statement on Thursday.

Okay.ng recalls that the building was demolished by some armed men on Friday.

Following the incident, Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise, stating that two suspects linked the demolishing have been arrested and would be prosecuted.

In an update, Botchwey noted that a committee comprising officials of the ministry, Ghana’s Lands Commission, National Security Secretariat and the Ghana Police Service was constituted to investigate the incident and make appropriate recommendations.

Botchway said: “The high commission of Nigeria further presented receipts of payment of the said land made by bankers draft. However, land title certificate had not been issued to the high commission.

“The lands commission advised the high commission of Nigeria to provide relevant document on ownership of the land but the former did not respond to the letter.

“Based on the silence of the high commission of Nigeria, the lands commission went ahead to issue a Land title certificate covering the said parcel of land to a 3rd party.

“The government of Ghana will ensure that the demolished building is restored to its original state as soon as possible.”

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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