July 21, 2024

House of Rep Summons Nigeria Foreign Affairs Minister Over Chief Eholor’s Petition

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Chief Patrick Eholor

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By Reporter

The Federal House of Representatives committee of public petition today, November 17, 2023, heard the petition by Chief, Dr Patrick Eholor, President and Founder of One Love Foundation on the undignified treatment he received from Chinese Banks when he visited the country earlier in the year.

After listening to Chief Eholor, the House mandated and summoned the Nigeria Minister of Foreign Affairs to produce the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria before the committee on December 5, 2023.

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The House committee passionately observed the salient points made by a Human Rights Lawyer, Samuel Ihensekhien on behalf of One Love Foundation Chief Eholor over his treatment in the hands of the Chinese authorities and banks on his business trip to China.

One Love Foundation had in a petition to the committee dated October 3, 2023, sought for responses on some salient issues on Nigerians being labelled as money launderers in China.

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In the petition signed by the President of the One Love Foundation, he wants the House “to address a pressing issue which Nigeria citizens are currently facing in China.”

According to him when he recently visited China “for some business reasons and then I ran out of Chinese cash. I have to call in for some money. The money was sent via Western Union but I could not withdraw from Chinese Bank on the account that I am from Nigeria and Nigerians are in their black book under money laundering.”

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Eholor’s prayers are that the House should investigate why Nigerians have been labelled as money launderers.

He also would want to know the effort the House is making to resolve this speedily. He asked also, that the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria should be invited by the House to make clarifications on the subject matter and why are the entire Nigerians in the black book under money laundering instead of some Nigerians who committed crime there.

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