The Federal Government has disclosed that 994 Nigerians were deported from Ghana through the land borders in the last 18 months.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, revealed this in Abuja on Thursday when she met with a Nigerian professor, Augustine Nwagbara, who was sacked by the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, for alleged incitement.
Dabiri-Erewa said that 508 Nigerians were deported within the last six months, while 486 were repatriated in 2018, warning that the continent would suffer should Nigeria treat other nationals in the same manner.
She said, “We demand respect. 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.”
Nwagbara, who was sacked by the Ghanaian University over his video about media gang-up against Nigerians after it went viral, stated that he was yet to receive a letter of dismissal from the Ghanian government.
According to him, the alleged inciting video was doctored, explaining that the entire thing was meant to promote xenophobic attacks against Nigerians.
He however commended the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana for their intervention, which he said prevented him from being killed.