FG calls on Ghana to end Nigerian traders maltreatment

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The Federal Government has demanded an end to continued maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.Geoffrey Onyeama said the ministry has received with concerns reports of continued maltreatment of Nigerian traders in the country, and hence the need to summon the Ghanian High commissioner to Nigeria Alhaji Rashid Bawa to the Ministry for clarification.

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Mr Onyeama also raised concern over the suicide committed by a Nigerian Woman in Ghana who was frustrated by the continued closure of her shop.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs reminded the Ghanian High Commissioner to Nigeria on the meeting held by Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and his Ghanian counterpart Nana Akufo Addo in New York at the last UN General Assembly meeting where the Ghanian leader promised to resolve the issue.

The Ghanian high commissioner to Nigeria Alhaji Rashid Bawa explained to the minister that the shops have been re-opened to their Nigerian owners and said that those that were not opened was because the owners were not present.

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He said other issues affecting the Nigerian traders was given due attention and would be resolved as soon as possible.

The General Secretary, Nigeria Union of traders Association in Ghana Mr Jasper Eminike confirmed the reopening of the shops to the minister, said that there were so many issues to address.

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Mr Eminike said the woman who committed suicide, was frustrated due to the action of the Ghanian authorities, and the Bank loan she was suppose to service.

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He said the Nigerians in Ghana have been subjected to different kind of taxes which is in violation of the ECOWAS conventions and agreements.

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