The US had on Monday officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread regional condemnation
The Federal Government has queried the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel for reportedly attending the Monday’s relocation of the United States’ embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Nigeria was not present at an event during which the United States officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday contrary to media report, a top Presidency official has said.
The Presidency official disclosed that based on the report, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, queried the Nigerian Ambassador to Israel to explain his presence at the event. The source said, “Based on that report, the minister queried the ambassador to explain why he attended the event.
The presidency official, who craved anonymity, said the Federal Goverment had asked AlJazeera to retract its report that Nigeria was represented at the event.
The ambassador has since replied that he was not at the event.
“It was on the strength of the ambassador’s response that the Federal Government wrote to AlJazeera to retract its story.
US President Donald Trump,addressed the ceremony via a recorded video message. “Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem, and we’re opening it many, many years ahead of schedule,”