- The federal government deported four Ghanaians
- The Ghanaians were deported over violation of some immigration rules
- They were deported to their country of origin via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, March 22
The federal government has reportedly announced the deportation of four Ghanaian nationals over violation of some immigration rules.
Vanguard reports that this was disclosed in a statement issued by the public relations unit of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, Friday, March 22, in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The Nigeria Immigration Service has carried out a Deportation Order as authorised by the Honourable Minister of Interior in respect of four Ghanaian Nationals for violating various provisions of the Immigration Act and Regulations. Buhari seeks collaborative efforts among nations to fight human trafficking, smuggling.
“This is in line with the powers vested on the Honourable Minister of Interior in Section 45(1) and (2) of the Immigration Act 2015.
“The Order which was issued in the interest of the Public affects three males and a female. They are, Florence Donkur, Simon Gyan, Yeboah Collins and Alhaji Isa.
“They were deported to their country of origin via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today 22nd March, 2019 by 0900 hrs. FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase.
“The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede, uses this medium to reaffirm the commitment of the Service to enforce relevant laws whenever the need arises while encouraging regular migrants in the country to be law abiding”.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian high commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.
Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the comptroller-general of GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana.
The high commissioner said that 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between the January 2018 and January 2019.
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