This is a clarion call on the House of Representatives Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and other relevant committees to investigate the allegations of heavy-handedness and inhuman treatment of Nigerians at the Greece Embassy.
We wish to also urge the Ambassador of Greece to Nigeria to investigate the allegations of atrocities committed at the Consular section of the embassy and the claim that the Head of the Consular Department is denying visas to Nigerians with genuine visa applications.
Nigerians who visit Greece Embassy for genuine business or to process their visa are treated like criminals. The list of Nigerians being denied visas include governors, legislators, and other top government officials.
This is pathetic and sad. The United Nation’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948, advocates for the protection of the fundamental rights and freedom of every human being, and the embassy is currently violating such rights.
There are also allegations that Nigerians are referred to at the embassy as criminals while some are accused of possessing fake documents.
It is so sad that Nigerians are not treated with dignity in their own country. They chase many Nigerians out of the embassy like criminals and touts. This is sad.
The Ambassador of Greece to Nigeria should rise to the situation and halt the act at the consular section as such negative trends if not immediately curbed could jeopardise Nigeria’s bilateral relationship with Greece.
Hammed Saheed, Executive Director, Citizen Right Advocate (CRA)