Nigeria reacts to deportation of citizens from Ghana
- 22 Feb 2019 --
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has described the reported mass arrest and deportation of Nigerians from Ghana as worrisome.
Dabiri-Erewa made this known in a statement by her media aide, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, on Thursday in Abuja.
She said that the information on the renewed harassment, arrest and deportation of hundreds of Nigerians from Ghana was disturbing.
She, however, assured that the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye was on top of the situation and was engaging with relevant authorities in Ghana.
Dabiri-Erewa recalled the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018 when shops owned by Nigerian traders were locked in Ghana, which forced some of them to relocate back home.
She said that the issue was amicably resolved between the two presidents in the spirit of brotherhood.
Dabiri-Erewa, therefore, appealed to Nigerians living in Ghana to be good ambassadors of the country by abiding by the rules and regulations in that country.
She also appealed to the Ghanaian authorities to be brotherly in their approach in dealing with Nigerians living in Ghana by reciprocating Nigeria’s kind gestures to Ghanaians in Nigeria.