The Nigerian government has bemaoned what it describes as negative reportage by Ghanaian media against Nigerians residing in Ghana
"The negative reportage of issues concerning Nigerians resident in Ghana by the Ghanaian media is fuelling an emerging xenophobic attitude towards Nigerian traders and Nigerians in general",
According to the Nigerian Government, the immediate fallout is the incessant harassment and arrest of Nigerian traders and closure of their shops in Ghana by the Government of Government.
This comes on the back of the protracted retail war between Nigerian traders in Ghana and the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).
"The Nigerian government said it will like to put on record the fact that even though over one million Ghanaians are resident in Nigeria, “they are not being subjected to the kind of hostility being meted out to Nigerians in Ghana", Nigerian government, in a statement by its Information Ministry added
The Nigerian government says it is deeply concerned by the “incessant harassment” of its citizens in Ghana and the acts of hostility toward the country by Ghanaian authorities, and will no longer tolerate such.