The Ghana High Commission in Nigeria has expressed outrage over comments credited to President Akufo Addo.
The mission in a statement on Monday, said Addo never made disparaging remarks about Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari.
A publication had claimed Addo called for a revolution in Africa’s most populous country.
Ghana said the act of the “faceless individuals” was aimed at marring the existing diplomatic relations between Ghana and Nigeria.
The country said some people who are hell bent on destroying the very cordial and brotherly relations existing between Addo and Buhari.
“President Akufo Addo has not and will not make any disparaging remarks about any country and her people, let alone a very strategic partner like Nigeria and her people.
“Clearly this is the work of people who hate the progress, which the two leaders are making to forge more deepened and strategic relations.”
The news story carried the headline “Go back to your country and make it better, Nana Akufo tells Nigerians”.
The mission called it fake and dismissed the purported claim that: “The same Ghanaians you chased away in 1983 during Buhari administration is the same Ghanaians Nigerians are running to for shelter.”
The publication quoted Addo as saying his nation fought for a better Ghana with blood by carrying out a revolution.
“We killed corrupt politicians for Ghana to be a new nation. Nigerians are been chased in South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, UAE, all over the world because of failed government.
“The government of Nigeria is a disgrace to democracy and justice in Africa; we expect Nigerian youths to wake up from their slumber for a better Nigeria.”