A year where diasporans can return to their roots, learn about their history and enjoy the rich culture of their homeland; this was the idea behind Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ programme introduced by government in 2019.
The programme saw several African persons including stars in the States returning to Ghana.
Barely four days into 2020 and a picture already circulating on social media suggests Nigeria has got their own plans for diasporans to return to their country.
“Door of Return” as it has been themed, has raised a debate on the social media platform where many Ghanaians, on the lighter side though, are suggesting that Nigerians are copying from Ghana and, or are doing a very poor job at it.
“Thanks to Nigerians for finally coming out to accept Ghana as the Gateway to Africa. Now we move!”, a tweep said.
“Ghana creates #YearOfReturn Nigeria creates #DoorOfReturn Kantaka from Ghana creates Aerocar Nigeria creates AeroOkada. At least if you’re going to copy us copy us well er,” another said.
Read some of the tweets below
— ???? Օ Ϲ Ƙ Ҽ Վ ???? (@RockeyGH) January 4, 2020
— ♠ KinG HAPz ???????? ⚫ (@Happedunknown) January 4, 2020
Ghana – #YearOftheReturn ????
Nigeria – Door of Return ???? pic.twitter.com/xRExcDnN0x
— Xuccess Bwoy ™ (@xuccessbwoygh) January 3, 2020
Everything Ghana does Nigeria want do, we did year of return, now they also want to do DOOR OF RETURN!
— DKB NEW YEAR 2020 ????♂️ ???? ???? (@dkbghana) January 4, 2020
— Motown Rihanna???????? (@AkosuaPheana) January 4, 2020
Nigeria police at the #DoorOfReturn
Oga if you don’t settle, you wont enter this door o. You have all the papers abi. Why are you breathing heavily, do you have papers for the extra oxygen u dey take? Oya follow me to the station.
— Dr. Ayigbe Borla Bird 塞拉姆 ???????? (@Mr_Ceyram) January 4, 2020
You bring Door of Return that one too copied from Elmina???? pic.twitter.com/v2khvVAGKG
— Nungua Jose Mourihno (@1stClassUpper) January 3, 2020