- The federal government has condemned the attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana
- Speaking on behalf of Nigeria, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the head of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said that the attack was uncalled for
- Dabiri-Erewa pleaded with security operatives in Ghana to do their utmost to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians
The recent attack on Nigerian traders by Ghanaians has been condemned by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa condemned the attacks, called for peace and order to be enforced by security agencies in the country.
She said that the attacks are unnecessary since the leadership of both nations have intervened in similar issues recently.
The NIDCOM's boss said: ” I hereby appeal for calm from both sides and implore the law enforcement agencies to protect the lives and properties especially that of Nigerians from being attacked pending the resolution of the matter.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the closure of Nigeria's borders was really affecting Ghana, a parliamentarian from the country, Clement Humado, lamented.
According to Humado, the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border is the most devastating to his country as several trucks from Ghana were stranded at Seme-Krake side of the border.
He disclosed this on Friday, November 22, while presenting the country report at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Parliament held in Abuja.
Going further, he said Ghana trucks returning from Nigeria with goods cannot also cross the border.
However, he said Nigeria might have good reasons for the closure but the measures infringe on the provisions of the ECOWAS Trade Liberation Scheme (ETLS).
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