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Over 600 Nigerian shops in Ghana reopened

Over Six Hundred Shops belonging to Nigerian Traders in Ghana have been opened to business by the Ghanaian government. 

The President, National Association of Nigerian Traders NANTS Dr. Ken Ukaoha disclosed this in Abuja when he paid a thank you visit to the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Dr. Ukaoha who explained that the shops were closed by the Ghanaian authorities for over six months stated that his visit to NIDCOM was to appreciate the Chairman, Mrs. Abike  Dabiri-Erewa for her unrelenting efforts in resolving the issues resulting to the lockdown of shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana.

 Dr Ukaoha expressed believe that ECOWAS protocol of Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services should be respected by the Ghanian authorities to promote the spirit of brotherhood within the sub region.

The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa appreciated the National Association of Nigerian Traders NANTS for recognising NIDCOM’s role in standing for the right of Nigerians abroad, especially the Nigerian traders in Ghana.

She said the feet of achieving the successes were as a result of the support the Commission enjoyed from President Mohammad Buhari who intervened on the on crisis between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities at the highest level of diplomacy, by engaging the President of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo on the issue.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerian Traders in Ghana to always obey the laws of their host country and conduct themselves with respect and dignity.

Shops belonging to Nigerian Traders in Ghana have been on lockdown since December 2019.

Hamza Alkali 

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