In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

Nigerian Merchants In Ghana Contemplating Suicide Over Unfair Remedy

Nigerian Traders In Ghana Considering Suicide Over Unfair Treatment


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A gaggle, the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria has raised alarm saying that some Nigerian merchants in Ghana are contemplating suicide as possibility over the illtreatment they’re receiving from the nation.


That is coming after Ghanaian authorities took some actions in opposition to merchants which have brought on rising circumstances of frustration, biting starvation and unhappy emotions of abandonment.


Recall that many retailers belonging to Nigerian merchants had been shut in Ghana following a $1m levy imposed on them by the federal government of the West African nation.


Recall that the Speaker of Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo subsequently visited the nation with a view to resolving all the problems.


Experiences revealed that the Ghanaian authorities has not heeded the pleas of the Vice President and the Speaker.


The PAN Director of Media, Emmanuel Ohiomokhare in a press release launched on Monday revealed that many victims of the Ghanaian authorities’s motion are already stranded and annoyed.


He, nevertheless, appealed to the federal authorities to contemplate the quick evacuation of these merchants in Ghana whose companies have been clamped down by the host authorities.


Ohiomokhare known as on President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa to make use of the event of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary to facilitate their pressing evacuation.


“This attraction has turn into more and more mandatory following the rising circumstances of frustrations, biting starvation and impoverishment, unhappy emotions of grave abandonment and conflicting studies of tried suicides by a number of victims a few of whom are being threatened by their landlords; having misplaced their technique of livelihood.

“As we communicate, a number of households at the moment are begging to feed with no type of palliatives or monetary help; and sick kids are unable to entry medical therapy,” Ohiomokhare mentioned.

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