Nigerian government has disclosed a total of 994 Nigerians have been deported Ghana since last year till date.
The Nigerian government did not disclose why they were deported but said 508 of them were deported within the last six months, while 486 were repatriated in 2018.
It was made public by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
In a meeting with a Nigerian professor, Augustine Nwagbara, who was sacked by the University of Education, Winneba, for incitement, Dabiri-Erewa touched on that particular happening.
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She cautioned Ghanaian authorities to be cautious of what might happen if Nigerians also start treating Ghanaian citizens in their country in such a manner.
“It will not go down well on the continent if Nigeria decides to do what they do to Nigerians over there. We demand respect.” – Dabiri-Erewa said.
“If a Nigerian commits a crime, you should deal with that particular person rather than generalize issues by punishing those who are innocent of the crime.” – she added.