Nigerian traders in Ghana raise alarm over fresh closure of shops


The National Association of Nigerian Traders has approached the Federal Government to make a critical move as Ghanaian specialists set out on another round of conclusion of shops having a place with Nigerian dealers on Monday.

The National President of NANTS, Ken Ukaoha, who settled on the decision in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, censured the abuse of Nigerian dealers in Ghana.

Ukaoha said that the whole cycle demonstrated Ghana’s choice to subvert exchange and financial combination measure in the West African locale.

He, consequently, asked the Federal Government to make quick moves and critically present the abuse of Nigerians in Ghana to the Council of Ministers and the Authority of Heads of State.

Hundreds of shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana have been under lock and key since September, 2019.

As at today, November 30, the Ghanaian Authorities led by Security Agencies have started another round of closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana.

The notice placed above the padlocks on each of the locked shops informs owners to come to their Ministry of Trade and Industry with evidence of payment of one million dollars.

“It is indeed a complete dent on the face of ECOWAS and a bold question, perhaps asking the Nigerian Government ‘What would you do?’ or ‘Do your worst!’” Ukaoha noted.

He recalled that that a few weeks back, the traders had appealed to the Federal Government to start the process of evacuating them back to Nigeria while expressing their displeasure and insecurity of their wares and livelihoods in Ghana.



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