The Nigerian government has described the reported mass arrests and deportations of its nationals from Ghana as worrisome.

The information on the renewed harassment, arrest and deportation of hundreds of Nigerians from Ghana was disturbing, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said in a statement reaching Xinhua in Lagos on Thursday.

She assured that the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana Olufemi Abikoye was on top of the situation and was engaging with relevant authorities in Ghana.

Dabiri-Erewa recalled the intervention of Nigerian 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 the issue was amicably resolved between the two presidents in the spirit of brotherhood.

Dabiri-Erewa appealed to Nigerians living in Ghana to be good ambassadors of the country by abiding by the rules and regulations of Ghana.

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. Enditem


  1. Ghana is a small country , demographic and geographic terms and as such , the security agencies in Ghana are in full control .
    However,these nationals of Nigeria are mostly criminal elements in every sphere of COUNTRY they find themselves.

    Either cyber,ICT,land,commerce , industry ,trade or labour ,they remain dubious.


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