The Federal Government has debunked a viral report that the country’s Ambassador to Niger Republic, Mohammed Usman has been expelled from the country.
Francisca Omayuli, spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement , on Saturday, urged the general public to disregard such news
“The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to news making the rounds on social media that the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Niger, H. E. Mohammed Usman was on Friday, August 25, 2023 expelled and given 48 hours to leave the country.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that this information is false and as such should be disregarded.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria warns against the circulation of unverified information capable of jeopardizing the ongoing mediation efforts by ECOWAS in the political impasse in Niger,” the statement read.