They would also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem. Sayo in his statement stated that the delegation would undertake the visit between May 31 and June 1, 2021.
Nigerian/Ghanaian Traders Conflict: Peace Delegates set to arrive Ghana
The meeting was attended by the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo; also included the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ms Yewande Sadiku; Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri; and President of National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha, who are also members of the delegation.
Recall, several years ago, the Nigerian Traders in Ghana had been having issues with Ghanaian Authorities 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 the 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.
However, Nigerian traders in Ghana had expressed displeasure and insecurity of their wares and livelihoods in 2020 due to the challenges and appealed to Federal Government to evacuate them back to Nigeria.