The National Association of Nigerian Traders appealed to the Federal Government to take an emergent action due to the closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders on Monday by the Ghanaian authorities again.
The National President of NANTS, Ken Ukaoha, made the clamour in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
He also condemned the ill treatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana.
Ukaoha said Ghanaian’s action showed its decision to sabotage trade and economic integration process in the West African region, hence, persuade the Nigerian Government to take urgent actions and present the abuse of Nigerians in Ghana to the Council of Ministers and the Authority of Heads of State.
He said, “As at today, November 30, the Ghanaian Authorities led by Security Agencies have started another round of closure of shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana.
“The notice placed above the padlocks on each of the locked shops informs owners to come to their Ministry of Trade and Industry with evidence of payment of one million dollars.
“It is indeed a complete dent on the face of ECOWAS and a bold question, perhaps asking the Nigerian Government ‘What would you do?’ or ‘Do your worst!’”
Since September, 2019, shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Ghana have been confined.
The union president recalled that the traders had few weeks back; call on the Federal Government to help in evacuating them back to Nigeria.