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FG Confirms Readiness To Repatriate Nigerians From Ghana



Abike Dabiri Erewa

Nigeria’s government has expressed readiness to repatriate its citizens from Ghana.

This follows 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 union made its request known via a letter to the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

According to Dabiri, what they said in their letter to FG breaks hearts Abike Erewa-Dabiri.

The head of the public relations unit of NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu, said the commission under Dabiri-Erewa has also expressed readiness to bring them back to Nigeria.

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.”

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.

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.

Recall that there had been reports that all was not well with Nigerian traders in Ghana.

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