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Ghana disowns travel advisory on Nigeria

The Ghanaian Government has debunked reports that it issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

In an advisory on Wednesday bearing the name and logo of the Ghanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the country indicated that Nigeria had directed some hotels to shut down, citing “the directive by local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down”.

The alleged false advisory read in part, “due to the unpredictable security situation in the city, and the high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks, and kidnappings”.

However, Thursday morning, the Ghanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that statement was unauthorized, and that it was not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians in Nigeria.

The new statement read, “ACCRA, 16TH NOVEMBER, 2022 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday 16th November, 2022 advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorised.

“The Ministry is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration regrets any inconvenience this may have caused to the travelling public.”

“The Ministry is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters,” the Ministry said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration regrets any inconvenience this may have caused to the travelling public”.

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