The Ghanaian Authority has withdrawn its earlier travel advisory issued on November 16, warning its citizens against nonessential travels to Abuja, Nigeria over an alleged security threat, stating that the earlier publication was unauthorized.
The Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja made this known in an updated Travel Advisory on Thursday, regretting all inconveniences the earlier advisory might have caused the government and people of Nigeria.
The statement reads, “The Ghana High Commission in Abuja refers to the travel Advisory published in Accra on Wednesday, 16th November, 2022, advising against non-essential travels to Abuja.
“And hereby states that the relevant authorities in Ghana did not authorize the said publication.
“The publication has therefore been withdrawn by the Ministry or Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana.
“The High Commission regrets any inconvenience that this may have caused the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” the High Commission stated.
Oriental News Nigeria , reports that following directives purportedly issued to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut operations over alleged plot by terrorists to launch attack on the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, Ghanaian government has warned its citizens against traveling to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja due to security concerns.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, in a statement said the travel advisory follows the precarious situation in the capital and the subsequent directive by Nigerian local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down.
‘While advising travellers who must travel out of necessity to Abuja to take precautionary measures, the ministry will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public when the situation improves,’ it added.
Travels between Ghana and Nigeria, the two largest economies in West Africa, are frequent. However, violent crimes such as armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping in Nigeria have been concerns for many travellers in recent years.