FG Sends Ministerial Delegation to Ghana to Address Nigeria/Ghanaian Traders Rift

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FG Sends Ministerial Delegation to Ghana to Address Nigeria/Ghanaian Traders Rift
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a ministerial delegation to Ghana to tackle the persistent rift between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities.

Mr Ifedayo Sayo, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, in a statement said issued on Monday said the minister will lead the delegation to Ghana.

The statement said the delegation which compromised of eminent stakeholders would also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities to find a sustainable solution to the lingering clash, NAN reports.

Sayo in the statement said the delegation would undertake the visit between May 31 and June 1, 2021.

Recall that the Nigerian traders in Ghana had been having issues with Ghanaian Authorities for several years with records of maltreatment, molestation and forceful closure of shops.

The Ghanaian authorities had imposed regulations and traders were required to pay one million dollars business registration fee and taxes under regulations.

The trade issues intensified when shops belonging to Nigerians in Accra were being locked up by Ghanaian authorities who demanded evidence of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council’s (GIPC) registration.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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