Ghanaian media under fire for ‘criminalising’ Nigerians
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ghana, Akiboye Olufemi, has accused the Ghanaian media of ganging up to demonise and paint Nigerians in bad light residing in their country.
In a statement he personally signed and released yesterday, the Ambassador said it was unacceptable for the Ghanaian press to refer to Nigerians residing in their country as Bunch of Criminals as there are Nigerians doing legitimate business in their country and contributing meaningfully to the growth and development of their economy.
Akiboye said it is unfair to give the impression that Nigerians based in Ghana are disturbing peace in Ghana.
He stated that there are Nigerians who are “astute businessmen, bankers, insurance brokers, teeming students as well as investors”.
The statement reads, “The Ghanaian Press, both print and electronic as well as social media seems to have enjoyed a field day in demonising Nigeria which for all intent and purpose, is seen as a fraternal brother to Ghana.