The Federal Government on Wednesday said it has reached out to the United Kingdom on the move by its parliament to impose sanctions on Nigeria and some of its officials over their alleged roles to suppress the shooting of #EndSARS protests.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this while answering questions from State House Correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council.
The minister said, “We have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place was for parliamentarians and they don’t speak for UK government which acts for the United Kingdom, which has also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that happened.
“We have been engaging with them. And of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also air their views.
“But what is important is that balanced picture is made available to them before they take any decision.”