Reprieve came the way of 600 Nigerian traders in Ghana whose shops were shut in December 2019 as they have been reopened for business by the Ghanaian Government.
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) had held several meetings with the Ghanaian Government over the shops that had been under lock and key for more than six months.
The President of National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS), Dr Ken Ukaoha announced the reopening of the shops on Tuesday during a visit to the Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja.
Ukaoha thanked the commission and its CEO, Dabiri-Erewa for the untiring and unrelenting efforts in resolving the issues associated with the sealing of the shops.
“ECOWAS protocol of free movement of persons, goods and services should not be observed in breach but rather be observed in the spirit of brotherhood and diplomatic reciprocity,” he said in a statement emailed to PerSecondnews.
Dabiri-Erewa commended the leadership of NANTS for its doggedness and maturity and thanked Ukaoha for his zeal and working with NIDCOM.
She thanked President Mohammad Buhari for his intervention and multi-level approaches especially at the highest level of diplomacy and bilateral relations between Ghana and Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerian traders in Ghana to always obey the laws of their host country and conduct themselves with respect and dignity.