Last Monday, it was alleged that the Head of Swiss Mission to Nigeria Ambassador Eric Mayooraz came to Nigeria with his gay partner. The report also said that the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Akinremi Bolaji disclosed that the Federal government has commenced investigation into the matter. Click here for the story.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in a statement has come out to say that the Federal Government is not aware of the issue at hand and could not have authorised anyone to speak on its behalf.
The Government has learned with shock and dismay of a defamatory article in a Nigerian newspaper against the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Nigeria,
I wish to state categorically that the Government has no knowledge whatsoever of any of the matters discussed in the article and could therefore not have authorized anyone to speak on its behalf in respect of them.
With regard to the defamatory article, the Government has ordered an investigation and appropriate measures will be taken for any wrongdoing.
It is to be emphasized that Nigeria and Switzerland enjoy very cordial relations.