- The border closure by the Nigerian government continues to generate reactions and comments
- Ghanaian authorities are concerned about the economic implication of the Nigerian government's actions
- The Nigerian government has assured their Ghanaian counterparts that the decision was not targeted at any particular country
The Nigerian government has briefed Ghanaian authorities on its decision to close the nation’s borders.
Minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this during a meeting with two Ghanaian ministers on Thursday, October 17 in Abuja.
Ghana’s minister of foreign affairs and integration, Shirley Botchwey and her trade and industry counterpart, Alan Kyerematen, visited Onyeama at his office in the Nigerian capital.
Onyeama told his visitors that no country was targeted in the border closure.
He said Nigeria, as a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), respects the rules of the regional body.
According to him, the move is a measure to address a particular issue
Minister Botchwey had earlier said West African nations will use diplomatic means to bring about the re-opening of all closed land borders in Nigeria.
She also said that appeals have been made to the Nigerian government to reopen the border, adding that the seaport is an expensive alternative for exportation.
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