In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, September, 2020

Femi Gbajabiamila Travels To Ghana Over Unfair Remedy Of Nigerians

Femi Gbajabiamila Travels To Ghana Over Unfair Treatment Of Nigerians


Gbajabiamila Travels To Ghana Over Unfair Remedy Of Nigerians

The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has arrived in Ghana in a bid to resolving the problems arising from the $1m levy imposed by the West African nation on merchants from Nigeria.

Gbajabiamila introduced his arrival through his Twitter deal with on Wednesday.

“Preliminary assembly with my host the Speaker of Ghanian Parliament who met me on the airport Hon Prof Mike Oquaye. We’ll meet once more this night,” he tweeted.

The Nigerian speaker had advised State Home correspondents on the finish of a gathering he had with the President Muhammadu Buhari on the Presidential Villa on Tuesday that he had acquired Buhari’s nod to embark on the journey.

Recall that the Federal Authorities, by the Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, had final week protested the event, saying it could now not settle for humiliation of Nigerians by Ghana.

Ghananian authorities had since responded to the assertion, saying Mohammed’s claims on the difficulty and former ones have been inaccurate.

However Gbajabiamila mentioned he could be embarking on what he known as “legislative diplomacy” to Ghana.

Gbajabiamiala, who had earlier mentioned the closure of Nigerian outlets in Ghana contravened Financial Neighborhood of West African States commerce protocols, advised reporters that he would discover a means ahead throughout his journey.

He mentioned, “I’m leaving for Ghana tomorrow (Wednesday) to satisfy with the Speaker of the parliament in Ghana to take a look at the problems on floor as they have an effect on our residents, and to try to calm issues down.

“I knowledgeable the President and he’s conscious of each single step that we’re taking, and we hope that we’ll come to an amicable settlement someway”.

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Gbajabiamila recalled that he had led an identical delegation to South Africa on the peak of a disaster involving Nigerians there.

“It’s known as legislative diplomacy. When you keep in mind very nicely, in the course of the days after I was Chief of the Home, I led the delegation to South Africa in the course of the disaster there with Nigerians and we have been in a position to accomplish fairly a bit, to simmer issues down at the moment,” he mentioned.

Gbajabiamila mentioned the President was completely happy about his journey.

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