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Eric Mayooraz 'We're not investigating Swiss Ambassador for gay marriage,' FG denies reports

Onyeama expressed his regrets over the article, adding that the Federal Government will investigate the matter and take appropriate sanctions.

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Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayooraz play

Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayooraz

(Daily Trust)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a statement on Tuesday, April 11, 2016, has described the gay marriage allegation against Switzerland’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Eric Mayooraz, as defamatory.

Onyeama expressed his regrets over the article, adding that the Federal Government will investigate the matter and take appropriate sanctions.

The minister said “The government has learned with shock and dismay of a defamatory article in a Nigerian newspaper against the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Nigeria.

“I wish to state categorically that the government has no knowledge whatsoever of any of the matters discussed in the article and could therefore not have authorized anyone to speak on its behalf in respect of them.”

He also said “With regard to the defamatory article, the government has ordered an investigation and appropriate measures will be taken for any wrongdoing. It is to be emphasised that Nigeria and Switzerland enjoy very cordial relations.”

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Mayooraz reportedly arrived Nigeria in 2015, with a Brazilian man, Mr Carlos, who reports say is his partner.

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