Ghana has denied allegations levelled against her by Nigeria over the treatment of Nigerians living in Ghana.
Nigeria says Ghana is harassing its citizens living in Ghana.
But Ghana, in response, has denied all the allegations levelled against her by Africa’s most populous country.
A six-page statement signed by Ghana’s Information Minister, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said: “Ghana remains committed to the maintenance of warm relations with all sister nations, particularly, for well-known historical reasons, with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and will proceed to engage the Federal Government of Nigeria with a view to resolve comprehensively and exhaustively any matters that have the potential to sour relations between the two countries”.
“Ghana finds it imperative, however, from the onset, to state, for the public record, that the outline of issues by my Nigerian counterpart is not reflective of the developments in Ghana. Any protests, decisions or actions based on these reports will, thus, be unjustified. We are obliged, therefore, as a first step, to provide our counterparts, as well as the Ghanaian and Nigerian public, with a more reflective account of events, even as we pursue substantive diplomatic engagements to resolve matters.”
Below is the full response from Ghana to Nigeria:
Republic of Ghana
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION
P. O. BOX M 41, ACCRA
Tel No: +233-(0)30-2227201
Fax No: +233-(0)30-2229786
August 30, 2020