Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji, the President, Nigeria Union of Traders Association Ghana, has confirmed the reopening of hundreds of Nigerians shops shut in Ghana after three months.
Nnaji told News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja via a telephone interview that Ghanaian authorities have reopened all the shops as of November 8.
He said that reopening of those locked up shops followed the intervention of the Federal Government of Nigeria.The Federal Government had on November 2 summoned the Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, to explain how the Government of Ghana was handling the situation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyema, expressed the government’s displeasure at what he described as unfavourable report emanating from the issue.
Nnaji said, “I can confirm to you that our shops have been reopened by the Ghanaian authorities.”
NAN reports that hundreds of shops run by Nigerians were reportedly shut following an impasse with the Ghana Union of Traders Association.