Nigeria’s House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, is set to meet with the Speaker of the Ghanaian Paliament today, where both parties would discuss ways to settle the dispute between Nigerian traders and the Ghanaian authorities.
This was disclosed by the Speaker in a social media statement on Tuesday evening. Hon. Gbajabiamila said that President Muhammadu Buhari wanted the dispute between both West African nations settled amicably, through legislative and parliamentary diplomatic means.
Met with Mr. President this afternoon to brief him that I would be meeting with the Speaker of the Ghanian Parliament tomorrow to further explore ways of resolving the issues with our traders and strengthening our ties. pic.twitter.com/4111aSwdDn
— Femi Gbajabiamila (@femigbaja) September 1, 2020
Nairametrics reported last month that the Speaker had said that the closure of Nigerian shops contravened ECOWAS trade protocols and called for a decisive solution between both countries.
Nigerian-owned shops in Accra markets were, closed last month by Ghanaian authorities.
Also, last month, members of the Local Union of the Ghana Union of Traders Association in Koforidua, Eastern region, complained about foreigners entering Ghana’s retail space.
Hon. Gbajabiamila said that he had met with the President on Tuesday afternoon, and that he would be meeting the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament. He added that he would “further explore ways of resolving the issues with our traders and strengthening our ties.”