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19-Jun-2019  
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Parliament has condemned media reports suggesting that Nigerians in Ghana are behind recent kidnapping in the country.

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Frank Annor Dompreh, at a press briefing yesterday, said the development is unfortunate as it has the potentials to poison the cordial relationship that exists between Ghana and Nigeria.

“We want to appeal to the generality of this country, particularly the youth and the media, that we should all be measured in terms of our pronouncement,” chairman of the committee, Frank Annor Dompreh said.

He revealed that word has been “sent to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana to meet me on the development.”

The invitation of the Nigeria High Commissioner, Olufemi Michael Abikoye, comes on the back of a recent public statement issued by his office, decrying media reports which describe “Nigerians as a bunch of criminals.”

According to the statement signed by the High Commissioner the “reportage has caused untold pain, agony as well as apprehensions for Nigerians.”

He argued that contrary to media reports, Nigerians in Ghana are “law abiding” people who comprise” astute businessmen, bankers, insurance brokers, teaming students as well as investors.”

The statement further warned of dire consequences if the development is not halted.

“This has become highly imperative in view of its large implications on Nigerians Living in Ghana and Ghanaians living in Nigeria as well,” Abikoye wrote.

Speaking on the sidelines of Parliament’s press briefing, Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, called for calm.

“We are saying that these tensions are not necessary at this time. He should appear before us and let’s see how we can get to the bottom of matters to clam everybody down,” Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said.
 
 
Source: The Ghanaian Publisher
 
 

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