President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a ministerial delegation to Ghana to find an end to the conflicts between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities.
According to the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mr. Ifedayo Sayo, this ministerial delegation will be led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.
Mr. Sayo revealed that the delegation, which would be made up of relevant stakeholders, would also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities to find a lasting solution.
The delegation would undertake the visit between May 31 and June 1, 2021.
According to SaharaReporters, 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 the traders were expected to pay one million dollars business registration fee and taxes under those regulations.
The trade issues got worse 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.
Meanwhile, in 2020, Nigerian traders had expressed displeasure and insecurity of their wares and livelihoods in Ghana due to the challenges and pleaded with the Federal Government to evacuate them back to Nigeria.