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Published On: Wed, May 21st, 2014

Falode’s son: Tambuwal tasks UAE to find killers

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TambuwalBy Umar Muhammad Puma

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to do everything humanely possible to find the killers of Toba, son of popular Nigerian sports presenter, Aisha Falode, who was allegedly murdered in the middle-eastern nation.

Speaking when he received the outgoing UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Rasheed Aldhaheri, Tambuwal told the envoy to ensure that justice is done, in order to serve as deterrent to others that may be planning to perpetrate such an inhuman act in the future.

Tambuwal said Nigeria and UAE have had a long standing relationship as such, both countries must strive to strengthen it.

He called for more investment and participation of businessmen in the UAE in Nigeria so as to ensure that the relationship existing is beneficial to the two countries.

In his remarks, Ambassador Aldhaheri said so far, he has not received any official communication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in relation to the alleged murder. He said he can only act upon the matter if a formal complaint has been filed by Nigerian authorities.

According to him, investors from his country are willing and ready to do business in Nigeria, but so far technicalities in trade agreements were standing in the way of possible dealings.

He however expressed confidence that very soon, a bi-lateral agreement will be agreed upon to open a new window of opportunity for citizens of the two countries.

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