In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

We Deported 700 Nigerians, Not 825

We Deported 700 Nigerians, Not 825

The minister acknowledged that solely 700 Nigerians concerned in fraud, prostitution, and armed theft have been deported from Ghana.

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Kojo Nkrumah

The Ghanaian Minister of Data, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday has refuted claims by Nigeria that 825 Nigerians have been deported from the West African nation between January 2018 and February 2019.

In a press release issued by the Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, the Federal Authorities had mentioned it might not condone the reported harassment of Nigerians within the neighboring nation.

Nkrumah, whereas reacting to the assertion, nonetheless mentioned opposite to Mohammed’s claims that 825 Nigerians have been deported between January 2018 and February 2019, solely 700 Nigerians concerned in fraud, prostitution, and armed theft have been deported from Ghana.

Nkrumah additionally accused Nigerian merchants in Ghana of gross violations of retail commerce legal guidelines, together with tax evasion, immigration offences, and promoting substandard merchandise.

The Ghanaian minister assured that their President, Nana Akufo-Addo, would have interaction with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and develop a framework for validating the claims of ill-treatment of residents of both nation and guarantee they benefit from the full train of their rights whereas respecting the sovereignty and legal guidelines of each international locations.

Authorities in Ghana lately closed some retailers belonging to Nigerians within the nation over non-compliance to sure commerce legal guidelines by the Ghanaian authorities.

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