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Ministry of foreign affairs reacts to Victor Osimhen troll

Napoli had mocked Osimhen in a TikTok video posted earlier this week after he missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw at Bologna.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar says Nigerian sportsmen and women in the diaspora must be treated with dignity.

Ambassador Tuggar made the assertion following a viral video trolling Super Eagles star and forward Victor Osimhen over missing a penalty kick in a football match against Bologna.

In a statement, the minister said the matter falls under the 4Ds Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Democracy, Development, Diaspora and Demography) as part of its outward-looking objectives.

It says the Diaspora component considers the life and dignity of every Nigerian in Diaspora sacrosanct and deserving of respect and dignity in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

He stated that by the foregoing, “Napoli did not act in the spirit of brotherhood by the mocking of her star player Victor Osimhen who was instrumental to the team winning the Serie A Championship last season”.

The statement adds that the Nigerian government and Embassy shall continue to monitor happenings not only in Napoli but around the world on how her sportsmen and women are treated and all other citizens of the Nigerian diaspora and will waste no time in seeking redress of such mistreatments.

Writing by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Muzha Kucha and Julian Osamoto