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Fake News Merchants Asking Nigerians In Ghana To Withdraw Their Monies From Ghanaian Banks Before November: Ghanaian Authorities Says No Such Plan To Freeze Traders Accounts Without Resident Permit


Nigeria High Commission in Accra, Ghana has refuted social media report that Nigerians living in Ghana without a resident permit will not be able to withdraw their money from the banks as from November.

A statement signed by the Head of Chancery, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, the Mission described the report as ‘fake news’ and assured Nigerians with banking operations in Ghana to disregard the news, stressing “Relevant Ghanaian authorities have disclaimed such directives and appeal 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 fake news purportedly advised such Nigerians to withdraw their money from the Ghanaian banking system in order to avoid being blocked as from November, 2019.

The fake report circulating online reads: – ‘’Please if you are a Nigerian living in Ghana and you don’t have resident permit please go and take all your money in Ghana bank and collect all your money in mobile money. Because from next month November 2019 all Nigerians who are not having Resident permit cannot take their money from any bank in Ghana. Please spread this message and save our brothers from losing their had earned money. The frustration will be too much. And those who are doing business should run fast and register their business else they will luck their shop.

‘’If you are a good Nigerian 🇳🇬 pls be your brother’s keeper by spreading this information until it gets to all Nigerians living in Ghana. Because another face of Wahala is coming to Nigerians in Ghana. Be wise n get your documents to avoid this storm sweeping away all you have labored for years in one day’’.


The High Commission, however, assured all Nigerians with banking operations in Ghana to remain calm.



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