In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

UPDATE: Nigeria Has Additionally Taken Steps That Affected Us

UPDATE: Nigeria Has Also Taken Steps That Affected Us


Kojo Nkrumah

Following the continued points between Nigerian merchants primarily based in Ghana and their authorities, the Ghanaian authorities says the Federal authorities of Nigeria has additionally taken steps previously which have adversely affected its residents.

The Ghanaian authorities said this days after the Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed, spoke towards the problems affecting Nigerian merchants in Ghana. Lai at a press convention final Friday, August 28, stated Nigeria will now not tolerate the harassment on Nigerians within the nation.

Earlier this month, Nigerian merchants in Ghana raised the alarm over the closure of their retailers. The incident occurred two months after a constructing within the Nigerian mission in Ghana was demolished.

In a press release launched on Sunday, August 30, the Ghanaian Minister of Info, Kojo Nkrumah, stated the problems between each nations could be resolved by means of diplomacy. He identified that it’s on document that Nigeria has taken quite a few steps “which have gravely affected different nations within the area”.

“These embody the closure of Nigeria’s Seme Krake border from August 2019 to this point and the issuance of government orders by Nigeria’s Presidency, stopping foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do, to say a number of,” he stated.

“Ghana and different West African nations proceed to imagine redress to even actions like these could be sought, diplomatically, with out resort to media statements and associated actions which have the potential to worsen additional the state of affairs.

The aforementioned however, the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who values very a lot his glorious relations with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, will have interaction President Buhari with a view to develop instantly a framework for validating claims of unwell therapy of residents of both nation, and guarantee residents benefit from the full train of their rights, whereas respecting the sovereignty and legal guidelines of each nations.

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Ghana and Nigeria, as they’ve been doing, should proceed to work collectively for a profitable West Africa.” he stated

On the demolition of an element Nigeria’s mission in Ghana, the minister stated the federal authorities failed to finish the documentation course of after paying for the land in 2000.

“The Excessive Fee failed to accumulate the Lease and Land Title Certificates, which represent documentation for the stated property, in addition to a constructing allow for development. In Ghana, land is owned not solely by the federal government, but additionally by stools and households.” Nkrumah stated.

On the closure of retailers of Nigerian merchants, Nkrumah stated the declare that the Ghana Funding Promotion Council (GIPC) has been elevated the charge for registration to $1 million is fake

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