By Hillary Obayagbn, Accra

 

NIDCOM,Ghana

Over Six Hundred Shops belonging to Nigerian Traders in Ghana have been opened to business by the Ghanaian government having been under lock and key for over Six months.

The President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) Dr Ken Ukaoha disclosed this on solidarity visit to the Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Tuesday, in Abuja.

Dr Ukaoha stated that the visit to NIDCOM is to commend and appreciate the Chairman/CEO Hon Abike  Dabiri-Erewa for her untiring and unrelenting efforts in resolving the lockdown of Nigerian shops in Ghana for over Six Months. Dr Ukaoha believes that ECOWAS protocol of Free Movement of Persons, Goods and Services shouldn’t be observed in breach but rather be observed in the spirit of brotherhood and diplomatic reciprocity.

In the vein, the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa thanked the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) led by its President Dr Ken Ukaoha  for appreciating NIDCOM’ s role. She thanked President Mohammad Buhari , and stated that intervention was multi-level especially at the highest level of diplomacy and bilateral relations between Ghana and Nigeria. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerian Traders in Ghana to always obey the laws of their host country and conduct themselves with respect and dignity..

It could be recalled that shops belonging to Nigerian Traders in Ghana have been on lockdown since December 2019.