FG expresses readiness to evacuate Nigerians from Ghana

FG expresses readiness to evacuate Nigerians from Ghana

- Nigerians in Ghana may have to be evacuated as a lasting solution to the maltreatment they face in the foreign land

- The federal government has even expressed willingness to bring back its citizens most of whom are traders in Ghana

This position was put forward by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM)

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The federal government has reacted to the request of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana for the evacuation of its members to their homeland following cases of ill-treatment in the country.

The government said it will have to make the move if it can put an end to the constant harassment of its citizens in the gold coast, Daily Trust reports.

The request of the union was sent as a letter to the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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FG expresses readiness to evacuate Nigerians from Ghana

Abike Erewa-Dabiri said that the federal government will have to evacuate Nigerians from Ghana (Photo: @abikedabiri)
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The head of public relations unit of NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu, said the commission under Dabiri-Erewa has also expressed readiness to bring them back to Nigeria.

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Odu, in a statement, said:

“Mrs Dabiri-Erewa also said Nigeria will not hesitate to gladly and safely welcome her citizens back to the country.”

Legit.ng had reported that things were not well with Nigerian traders in Ghana as they made a plea to the Nigerian government to help them from the maltreatment they were battling with in the foreign country.

In a Save-Our-Soul letter sent to the NIDCOM, they asked for a safe return to their country.

Odu said the letter signed by 753 traders of both groups was delivered by a delegation headed by the head of NANTS, Ken Ukoaha.

The letter asked for an immediate evacuation on the basis that Nigerian traders' lives are under constant grave threats and their inability to keep making ends meet in the country.

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Dabiri-Erewa called for calm as she stressed that stakeholders would continue in peace talks.

She said it was sad the traders' shops have been locked for almost a year, stating that Ghana’s laws breached ECOWAS guidelines on free trade.

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