Nigeria’s federal government has stated that the UK parliament does not speak on behalf of its government, following reports that lawmakers have proposed sanctions for Nigerian government officials following the incidents that took place during the EndSARS protests.
Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, while answering questions from House of Representatives reporters on Wednesday after the virtual cabinet meeting, said Nigeria had communicated events related to the protest to the UK government.
“On the question of the UK Parliament, yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were MPs and they do not speak for the UK government acting for the UK has also listened to the (Nigerian) government side regarding everything that has happened.
So we have contacted them and engaged with them and of course, as in any democracy, members of parliament can also express their views. But the important thing is that a balanced image is provided to them before making any decision, “he said.