The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said Nigeria has no intention to withdraw its membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
This is coming on the heels of South Africa, Gambia, and Burundi announcing their intention to withdraw from the ICC in October.
Acting spokesperson of the ministry, Jane Adams in a statement said the country is ready to work together with the court to ensure it effectively performs its functions and serves humanity faithfully.
“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,”.