The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM has condemned the attack on the former deputy Senate President and current serving senator of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany.
Senator Ekweremadu who was attending as a speaker/special guest of honor at the event organized by the Ndigbo Germany community was reportedly beaten up and egged publicly.
Dabiri-Erewa in a release personally signed by her described the incident as an embarrassment to Nigeria as a Nation.
She stated that “According to reliable sources, some of the culprits who perpetrated the act have been apprehended and we call on the German government and law enforcement agencies to ensure that there are consequences for their actions.
It is also shamefully pathetic that an event which was nobly put together by the Ndi-Igbo community in Germany whose members make up the majority of Nigerians living in Germany, to amongst other things provide a forum for the Diasporans and various stakeholders to
network and to facilitate a better cooperation between German and Nigerian businesses, ended up in such a disgraceful manner.
We appeal to Nigerians to be of good behavior wherever they find themselves because such incidents tarnish the image of the country.”