Following the xenophobic attacks in Kumasi, Ghana, the Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa has urged the Ghanian authorities to protect Nigerians residing in the country
Abike Dabiri disclosed this on Thursday while speaking with James Nyasembi the Consular-General of the Ghanaian high commissioner in Nigeria.
“We need your assurances from Nigerian traders particularly in Ghana of their protection. We are here to appeal to you to protect Nigerians in Ghana, especially the traders, and to ensure that such an incident will not happen anymore,” Dabiri-Erewa said.
Africa News24 (AN24) recalls that some Nigerians were attacked at their shops following trade tensions between Ghanaians and foreigners in the Suame spare parts business centre in Kumasi, Ghana.
AN24 also gathered that the Ghana police have thus far been able to trace two persons in connection with the attack which will pave way for further investigations.
Based on that, Dabiri-Erewa commended the Ghanaian government.
She further said that Nigerians had contributed greatly to the growth and development of Ghana’s economy.
“We have a lot of investments in Ghana in education, banking, real estate and all that, that is helping the Ghanaian economy,” Dabiri-Erewa added.
“So we are here to complain about what happened yesterday and to ensure that it doesn’t happen again so that Nigerians living legally in Ghana will be protected.”
On the part of the Consular-General, James Nyasembi, he assured that the rights of all Nigerians living in Ghana will be protected.