The Nigeria High Commission in Accra, Ghana has refuted social media reports that Nigerians that are residents in Ghana without a resident permit will not be able to withdraw their money from banks as from November.
In a statement signed by the Head of Chancery, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, the Nigerian high commission described such reports as “fake news”, and assured Nigerians with banking operations in Ghana to disregard them.
The commission stated that all relevant Ghanaian authorities have disclaimed such directives and appealed to all and sundry to remain calm.
“The attention of the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana has been drawn to fake news circulating on social media insinuating that some unnamed Ghanaian authorities have issued a directive forbidding non-resident Nigerians from operating bank accounts in Ghana.”
The false reports which had been circulated on social media purportedly advised such Nigerians to withdraw their money from the Ghanaian banking system to avoid being blocked as from November 2019.
It concluded by advising Nigerians to “be wise and get your documents to avoid this storm seeping away all you have laboured for years in a day,”
The High Commission, however, has disclaimed this report and assured all Nigerians with banking operations in Ghana to remain calm.