On Tuesday dated the 17th day of December 2019, the Senate during the plenary session directed its Committees on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment to liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to underscore the status of over 600 Nigerian shops and businesses in Ghana allegedly shut down by the authorities in that country.
Speaking with our correspondence, it was revealed that the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), on December 2, 2019, allegedly shut down shops and other business operatives which were owned by Nigerians residing in Ghana.
The Senate swung into action following a motion sponsored by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressive Party (YPP) representing Anambra South Senatorial District.
The motion which was titled: “The need to investigate alleged ill-treatment and injustices suffered by Nigerian traders and business owners in Ghana” brought to light the worrisome perversion of language and truth meted on Nigerians by our sister country.
Ubah decried such act stating that both Nigeria and Ghana are members of the ECOWAS and the stipulated law governing the board allows for peaceful co-existence.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan said the government owe her citizens the duty to protect their interests and rights appertaining to them even across the seashores of the nation.
Lawan urged the aforementioned Committees to probe and proffer a lasting solution in the interest of both nations and citizens at large.