The Ghanaian Immigration Service has arrived Nigeria to beg its Nigerian counterpart to reconsider its stand over the recent deportation of four Ghanaian nationals by Nigerian authority.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Sunday James, who spoke in Statement in Abuja today, Saturday, said that the Comptroller-General of Ghana Immigration Service, Kwame Takyi accompanied by the Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, had already had an audience with the Comptroller-General, Muhammad Babandede.
“The meeting, which held behind closed doors, appeared to be a conciliatory meeting following the deportation of four Ghanaian nationals from Nigeria to Ghana.
“Babandede, when contacted, confirmed the meeting saying details of a further meeting were being worked out by the Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and Ghana.
“There is no cause for alarm as both countries will resolve issues between both countries diplomatically.”
The Nigeria minister of interior, retired Lt.-General, Abdulrahman Dambazau, had authorized the deportation order of the four Ghanaian nationals over alleged violation of provisions of the Immigration Act and Regulations.
Earlier, Nigeria had protested the mass deportation of at least 723 of its citizens between 2018 and February 2019. The Nigerians were accused of illegal stay, cyber-crime, prostitution and other social vices.