In a surprising disclosure the Federal Government of Nigeria has said that 994 of its nationals were deported from Ghana.
The Nigerian government did not reveal why the Nigerians were deported but said 508 of them were deported within the last six months, while 486 were repatriated in 2018.
This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa made the disclosure while meeting a Nigerian professor, Augustine Nwagbara, who was sacked by the University of Education, Winneba.
She warned of dire consequences if its nationals are shabbily treated in Ghana and on the African continent.
In her words, “It will not go down well on the continent if Nigeria decides to do what they do to Nigerians over there. We demand respect.
She also said that if a Nigerian commits a crime, authorities in Ghana should deal with that particular person rather than generalize issues by punishing those who are innocent of the crime.
Ghana has recently been deporting Nigerians, especially in 2019. Earlier this year, 17 Yahoo Boys were deported but before that, about 800 Nigerians were deported from Ghana.