Nigeria has no intention of quitting ICC – FG

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said Nigeria has no intention to withdraw its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Acting spokesperson of the ministry, Jane Adams the ICC ensure billion of people all over the world gets justice.

She said the country is ready to work together with the court to ensure it “effectively performs its functions and serves humanity faithfully.”

“Nigeria remains a signatory to the Rome Statute adopted on 17 July 1998 and which entered into force in July 1, 2002. Nigeria deposited its instrument on 27 September, 2001.

“Many members States of The UN, not just Africans are not yet signatories and state parties of the statute.

“Though non membership does not protect anyone from prosecution by the court as the UN Security Council can refer cases to the Court the time has however come to call on all member states who have not yet signed the Rome Statute to consider becoming signatories to the statute.

“It is only by working together that we can ensure that the court effectively performs its functions and serves humanity faithfully,” she stated.

South Africa, Gambia, and Burundi had in October announced their intention to withdraw from the ICC.

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