Ghana Must Go: Video from 1983 shows how Ghanaians were deported from Nigeria

Ghana Must Go: Video from 1983 shows how Ghanaians were deported from Nigeria

- A rarely seen video from 1983 has popped up, showing the harsh conditions under which Ghanaians were made to leave Nigeria in the 80s

- It is indicated that the mass deportation was a presidential executive order for Ghanaians without the right settlement papers to leave Nigeria or risk being arrested

- The video shows how countless numbers of Ghanaians had to pack themselves and their belongings rather inappropriately following the order

A rare throwback video showing the conditions under which Ghanaians were deported from Nigeria in 1983 as part of the 'Ghana Must Go' movement has surfaced on social media.

Ghana Must Go, was a popular name given to the migration of illegal Migrants (mostly Ghanaians) from Nigeria following a presidential executive order.

In 1983, the president of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari, issued an executive order mandating immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave the country or they would be arrested according to the law.

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See the video below:

Countless families from Ghana that had settled in Nigeria, mostly in search of greener pastures, were forced to pack their belongings in a jute bag that would later be named 'Ghana Must Go'.

In the throwback video, a rather harsh form of the deportation was brought to bear as many individuals were seen packed together on all sorts of vehicles as they were being transported back home.

Below is one of the reactions:

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Meanwhile, previously reported that despite criticisms by some neighbouring countries, Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite the process of reopening the closed borders because of its effect on the economy of his country.

President Akufo-Addo made the plea to Buhari during a bilateral discussion they had on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London.

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While showing an understanding of the need for Nigeria to protect her citizens, President Akufo-Addo pleaded for “an expedited process, because the Nigerian market is significant for certain categories of business people in Ghana".

But President Buhari said that the partial closure of the borders was to stop the proliferation of arms, ammunition and hard drug in Nigeria. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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