President Muhammadu Buhari has moved to resolve the lingered Ghana, Nigeria unsettled trade relationship that is affecting many businesses, especially Nigerian businesses in Ghana.
The Ghanaian government in recent times have implemented trade policies which have unsettled Nigerian citizens owned businesses in the country.
At a meeting in Abuja, on Monday, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, stated that the President has directed that a ministerial delegation should visit Ghana.
Adebayo said the delegation to Ghana would seek to resolve the lingering conflict between Nigerian Traders and Ghanaian Authorities.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adebayo will lead the delegation which is made up of relevant stakeholders.
The Nigerian delegation will also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem.
According to a statement made available by Ifedayo Sayo, the meeting was convened by Adebayo and had the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada in attendance.
Others at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo; the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ms. Yewande Sadiku; Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri and the President of National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr. Ken Ukaoha.
The statement noted that the participants at the meeting are also members of the delegation.
The ministerial team is expected to be in Ghana between May 31 and June 1, 2021.
Patmos Media Line recalls that Speaker of Nigeria’s Hose of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila had led a government delegation which met with the Ghanaian President and the Ghanaian parliament before the last Ghana’s Presidential election.