Nigerians in Canada Protest Against Ill-treatment By The Embassy
By Omosede Obaseki
A demonstration broke out in front of the Nigerian High commission on Thursday at 295 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada few days ago.
According to an eyewtiness, the protest started because the entire staff of the high commission, after giving appointments to people for consular services, travelled to Calgary in the Canadian Prairies (about five and half hours by flight from Ottawa) without arrangement to cater for them.
Some of protestants who were given appointments, travelled about 800km from their destination to the embassy only to discover the embassy was fully locked down with a note on the door saying the office would remain close for the rest of the week.
Out of frustration, they started demonstrating.
Effort made to reach Ojo Maduekwe, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, and the other officers of the high commission were unsuccessful.
It was reported that Ottawa police assisted in bringing control to the situation
Watch the touching protest here..
Culled from Kaanayo.com