The Acting Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana, Mrs Esther Adebola Arewa together with a delegation from Accra has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Chargé D'affaires Mrs. Esther Adebola Arewa mentioned that as part of their 3-day working visit to interact with Nigerians in Kumasi, her outfit seized the opportunity to visit management of KNUST and interact with Nigerians on KNUST campus.
Her Excellency, Mrs Adebola Arewa said that her outfit would use the occasion to familiarize with Nigerians in KNUST and know how best they can support each other. Her Excellency assured that her office would work closely with the Nigerian community to ensure that their welfare is served. She encouraged the staff and other Nigerian citizens to always call on her office so they could have constructive dialogue on issues of mutual concerns.
She announced that her office intends to work with the office of the Dean of students to ease the pressure and difficulty with the registration and renewal of passports. In order to keep track of all citizens, the High Commissioner informed the residents that forms would be given to all Nigerians in KNUST, so that the commission can have an updated database of their citizens in Ghana.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mrs Rita Akosua Dickson expressed her gratitude to the commission for making time to check on the welfare of Nigerians (both students and staff) in KNUST and management of the noble institution.
She added that as part of the vision, management is looking forward to work on internationalisation in the era of COVID-19 where there would be an interface that allows students in Nigeria to become more exposed to what is being done in KNUST. She expressed the optimism that the office of the Nigeria High Commission would be helpful when the need arises.
The Vice-Chancellor also assured Her Excellency that the effective collaboration that exists between both countries would continue to grow even as an institution and be expanded into other areas.
Others present at the short ceremony included the spouse of the Acting High Commissioner Mr Arewa, the Counsellor, Mr. Daniel Tonibor, and the Consular Officer, Ms. Amina Bolujoko.