Nigerian High Commissioner goes wild; ‘cries’ over ‘xenophobic’ reports

Nigerian High Commissioner goes wild; ‘cries’ over ‘xenophobic’ reports

- Nigeria's High Commissioner, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, has bemoaned the increase in negative media reports about Nigerians

- According to him, such reports could mar the relationship between Ghana and Nigeria

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Micheal Olufemi Abikoye, has expressed concern about the media reports about Nigerians in Ghana.

According to him, such reports are a form of xenophobic attack on Nigerians, and could mar the relationship between the two countries.

In a statement released by the Commission, Ambassador Abikoye added that it is unfortunate references were made to Nigeria in the case of the kidnap of the two Canadians.

Nigerian High Commissioner goes wild; ‘cries’ over ‘xenophobic’ reports

Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Michael Olufemi Abikoye Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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YEN.com.gh understands that the involvement of Nigerians in high profile crimes in recent times is viewed as causing some resentment for Nigerians in Ghana.

“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 purposes, is seen as a fraternal brother to Ghana,” the statement noted.

It went on to add that the Commission believes that the nature of the reports “has caused untold pains, agony as well as apprehension” to Nigerians in Ghana.

Citinewsroom.com revealed that this has compelled the Commission to “appeal to local traditional media and social media to be highly circumspect in such reportage.”

The statement also noted that the ongoing media trial of criminals, which was now being turned into a media trial of Nigeria as a country, calls for moderation on the part of media practitioners in Ghana.

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