A Letter from Moses F. Ekpo to Mervyn Dymally, 1983

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Title

A Letter from Moses F. Ekpo to Mervyn Dymally, 1983

Description

In this transcript of the press conference given by Alhaji Ali Baba, the Minister of Internal Affairs in Nigeria, he tells the press present at the Embassy of Nigeria Annex in Washington D.C. on February 14, 1983 about the immigration and “illegal alien” problem in Nigeria and how it is being dealt with. Ali Baba clearly states the law on immigrants and refugees in Nigeria and how they have followed United Nations regulations. He says that the refugees have violated terms which state that they can only stay in Nigeria for ninety days. The Nigerian government has declared their settlement a threat to their national security. At the time, many of the refugees in Nigeria were from Ghana, which was experiencing a famine. This document came from the Dymally collection and was sent to him by Moses F. Ekpo on February 17, 1983 in order to clear up what Ekpo called any “misleading press reports” on the “illegal alien” situation prior to this.

Written by Jannel Serrato, Rory Godinez, and Dayana Primero Diaz, HIST 3050, Spring 2021

Creator

Moses F. Ekpo

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Date

1983-02-17

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT

Format

Document

Type

Text

Identifier

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Citation

Moses F. Ekpo , “A Letter from Moses F. Ekpo to Mervyn Dymally, 1983,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/433.