Augustine Nwagbara, a University of Lagos professor who was on sabbatical leave in Ghana has narrated the hellish experience he went through in Ghana.
He alleged that the video he featured in which went viral and was accused of inciting Nigerians against Ghanaians was done to blackmail him.
He said “They said I was sacked, then dismissed, which was another wrong word to use, as you cannot dismiss somebody on sabbatical in your country,”
He added that there were a series of interrogations he had to go through by the University of Education, Winniba in Ghana
“As I speak with you, I have not received any letter of sack or dismissal whereas various factions of the letters are already in circulation in Ghana and on social media.
He praised Olufemi Abikoye, the Nigerian High Commissioner in Ghana, for his prompt intervention in the whole saga.
“But for him, I probably would have been a dead man,” he added.
Speaking, Abike Dabiri-Erewa noted that at least 1036 Nigerians were deported by Ghanaian authorities for controversial reasons in 2017 and 2018.
“We are proud of you as one of our best brains. You are an asset to your country. Not surprising, you’ve received offers from other Universities to complete your sabbatical before returning to the University of Lagos,” she was quoted as saying.
“Between January and June 2019, 509 Nigerians were forcefully deported while 527 Nigerians got deported in 2018”
“We are not going to tolerate any country treating Nigerians shabbily.