Chief Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Diabe Mmualefhe says that they have so far not received any information indicating that Batswana might be among the casualties in the accident that occurred in Lagos when a guest house of The synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed leaving 44 dead and others injured.
“We have heard about the accident but there are no reports of Batswana who might have gone to Nigeria having been caught up in the accident”, he said.
Mmualefhe further said that they are continuously monitoring the situation closely through their Lagos embassy .
“We have our personnel in Lagos embassy who will inform us if any of our citizens were involved”, he said.
Asked if there could have been Batswana in Nigeria at all bearing in mind the outbreak of ebola and the warning discouraging people from travelling to the country, Mmualefhe said that it was possible that there could be a few who had felt compelled to travel to the western African nation.
Many Batswana have over the past recent years been travelling to Nigeria to get blessing from the man commonly refered to as “ The man of God,” TB Joshua.
Prominent Batswana from all walks of life including politicians and business men and women have also made the pilgrimage to Nigeria .