For protesting over bad press, Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks

For protesting over bad press, Ghana invites Nigerian diplomat for talks

Following his recent protest over the manner in which the Ghanaian press demonized reports about Nigerians in the press, Ghanaian authorities have inv

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Following his recent protest over the manner in which the Ghanaian press demonized reports about Nigerians in the press, Ghanaian authorities have invited Olufemi Abikoye, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the country for talks.

The high commissioner had expressed concerns over the Ghanaian press, both print and electronic as well as social media, in what seems to be them enjoying a field day in demonising Nigeria which for all intent and purpose, is seen as a fraternal brother to Ghana.

While addressing the media hours after the complaint by Abikoye, Frank Dompreh chairman of the foreign affairs committee in Ghana, said his team will discuss with the Nigerian diplomat in order to strengthen the ties between both countries.

“We are threading cautiously, but unfortunately recent pronouncements in the media is not the best and we as a committee that has oversight when it comes to over-arching concerns about foreign relations. We want to appeal to the generality of the people of this country, the youth and the media. We should all be measured in our pronouncements, any arrest which has been effected by the police, we will urge the police to do their work dispassionately,” he said.

“We have sent a word to the Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana. We will be meeting him, we feel that there is no course of worry, but generally we have to appeal to our own that we don’t want to dread any bad relationship between the two countries.”