The Government of Ghana has dismissed Nigeria ‘s allegations of harassment and ill-treatment of Nigerian nationals in Ghana.
In a six-page response signed by its Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana, in particular refuted a number of Nigerian allegations and offered thorough explanations showing that it was incorrect to say that Nigerians were targeted for ill-treatment in Ghana.
“The Government of Ghana observes with concern the statement released by the Ministry of Information and Culture on Friday, 28 August 2020 and signed by the Federal Minister of Culture, Hon. Lai Mohammed, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, on current ties between Ghana and Nigeria. Ghana remains committed to maintaining warm relations with all the sister nations, in particular, for well-known historical reasons, with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and will continue to engage the Federal Government of Nigeria with a view to comprehensively and comprehensively resolving any issues that may have the potential to strengthen relations between the two countries, “said the statement.
Mr. Nkrumah said, “Ghana considers it imperative, from the outset, to state, in the public record, that the details of the issues posed by the Nigerian Federal Minister do not represent developments in Ghana. Consequently, any demonstrations, decisions or acts based on these findings would be unjustified.
The Information Minister took the opportunity, as a first step, to provide a more detailed account of the events, while encouraging both countries to make constructive diplomatic efforts to address the issues.
The statement by the Government of Ghana also ensured that President Akufo-Addo, who currently has very good ties with his Nigerian counterpart, will engage President Buhari with a view to immediately developing a mechanism for validating allegations of ill-treatment of citizens of either country and ensuring that people enjoy the full exercise of their rights, while preserving sovereignty and
Attached is a copy of the full statement.