The Nigerian government has dispelled rumours of any rift with the Ambassador of Switzerland, Eric Mayooraz and ordered an investigation into an alleged defamatory article in a National daily.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.
“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,” the minister said.
The Minster stated that the government washed its hands off the said article.
He emphasised that Nigeria and Switzerland enjoyed very cordial relations.