Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin, has given the assurance that Ghanaian and Nigerian traders will work in harmony to help maximise the opportunities that abound in the sub-region.
He said this when a six-member delegation from Nigeria called on him in Parliament on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
While expressing his gratitude for the visit, Mr Bagbin said he is looking forward to meeting Nigerian Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila for discussions that will inure to the benefit of the two countries.
The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner, Mr Gambo Yusuf Hamza, appealed to the Ghanaian government to open the borders between Ghana and its neighbouring countries for easy movement of goods across borders.
He spoke also about high resident permit fees and appealed to the Speaker to help re-examine that.
Ambassador Hamza said: “We plead with the government to review them and these would mean more revenue to Ghana since these charges, when reviewed, will encourage most foreigners”.
The delegation included the Nigerian Consular & Minister for Political and Economic Affairs – Sylvanus Dauda, Head of Chancery – Ibrahim Bolujoto, President-Nigeria Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG) – Chukwuemeka Nnaji, Stanley Onwobe – Greater Accra Chairman, Nigeria Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG).