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Ghana Promises To Pay For The Construction Of The Demolished Nigerian High Commission Property



The government of Ghana has promised to bear the cost of construction of the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission which was demolished last week Friday.

The demolition led to a wild condemnation from the Nigerian minister of Foreign Affairs who was supported by his fellow citizens calling for retaliation.

An investigative committee was immediately set up by the Foreign Affairs whose findings led to the arrest of two persons who have since been charged by the police for vandalism.

Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo also placed a call to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari to have the unfortunate incident solved diplomatically.

The committee through its submission revealed that the contentious land actually belongs to the Nigerian High Commission. It also found put that the High Commission of Nigeria actually has receipts of payment of the land but failed to acquire a land title certificate.

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,” Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said.

The committee adds that the Nigerian High Commission failed to provide relevant documents on ownership of the land which contributed to the unfortunate development.

“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”