Ghana Must Go: Old clip reveals conditions during mass exodus

Ghana Must Go: Old clip reveals conditions during mass exodus

- A rarely seen video from 1983 has popped up showing the harsh conditions under which Ghanaians were made to leave Nigeria in the 80s

- It is indicated that the mass deported was a presidential executive order for Ghanaians without the right settlement papers to leave Nigeria or risk being arrested

- The video shows how countless numbers of Ghanaians had to pack themselves and their belongings rather inappropriately following the order

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A rare throwback video showing the conditions under which Ghanaians were deported from Nigeria in 1983 as part of the 'Ghana Must Go' movement has surfaced on social media.

Ghana Must Go, was a popular name given to the migration of illegal Migrants (mostly Ghanaians) from Nigeria following a Presidential executive order.

In 1983, the President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari issued an executive order mandating immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave the country or they would be arrested according to the law.

See the video below:

Countless families from Ghana that had settled in Nigeria, mostly in search of greener pastures, were forced to pack their belongings in a jute bag that would later be named 'Ghana Must Go'.

In the throwback video, a rather harsh form of the deportation was brought to bear as many individuals were seen packed together on all sorts of vehicles as they were being transported back home.

The video stirred mixed reactions on social media. One gentleman named Ritchie Darko Arthur-Rico said:

Today there are about 5 million of them in Ghana now... most of them are engaged in illegal activities like robbery, kidnapping, prostitution and a whole lot..... n their presence has affected so many basic things in this country like renting and dating.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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