Foreign Minister Amb. Aminu Wali has warned foreign missions in Nigeria not to interfere with Nigeria’s internal affairs while speaking to representatives of over a hundred foreign missions at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, 11th of February. His stern message came at the heel of a letter released by United States State Department citing Secretary of State, John Kerry expressing his disappointment on the postponement of the general elections. Click HERE if you missed it!
“No country, I repeat no country, no matter how well intentioned can love Nigeria more than Nigerians themselves. Excellencies let me seize this opportunity to express the strong displeasure of the Federal government on conducts of some heads of mission who have continued to behave in an imperial manner and in clear breech of the channel of diplomatic communication. A situation where a head of mission takes on the role of a government seeking to impose the views and perspectives of its government and make unguided utterances on matters that are strictly within the domestic jurisdiction of the host country is unacceptable. Let me be clear, the Federal government would no longer tolerate the excesses of such heads of mission. They are hereby advised to operate within the norms and etiquette of diplomatic intercourse,” the Minister said.