Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has commented on the Nigerian government imposing sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.
In an interview with Channels TV on Monday night, Onyeama said the Nigerian government is going to act and engage within the framework of the United Nations. He added that if the United Nations adopts and imposes sanctions against Russia, the federal government will comply with the UN’s resolution.
The Minister said;
“On imposing sanctions, this is going to be a collective action. The United Nations has to act.
“We are going to act and engage within the framework of the United Nations. So if the United Nations adopts and imposes sanctions against Russia, we will comply with UN’s resolution.
“We made that very clear; we condemned it. First of all, military force is not the solution. We have spoken up about the territorial integrity that we recognize the integrity of Ukraine. Nigeria’s position on the resolution is very clear, that we do not condone this military intervention in another country.”