Remembering The “Ghana Must Go” Exodus of 1983

“Ghana Must Go” was a popular name given to the migration of illegal migrants (mostly Ghanaians) from Nigeria following a presidential executive order by Shehu Shagari in 1983. In January 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. The …

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