Xenophobia: Reps begin move to investigate locking of Nigerians' shops in Ghana

Xenophobia: Reps begin move to investigate locking of Nigerians' shops in Ghana

- The House of Representatives has risen for Nigerians in Ghana whose shops were locked

- The lawmakers called on the federal government to urgently look into the disturbing issue

- Moreover, the House delegated committees on diaspora affairs, foreign affairs, treaties and protocols to investigate the living condition of Nigerian traders in Ghana to avoid xenophobic attacks

Lawmakers of the House of Representatives during their plenary on Wednesday, December 4, called on the federal government to investigate the locking of shops owned by Nigerians in Ghana.

The issue was spearheaded by Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, the chairman of the House committee on diaspora, Channels TV reports.

Supporting Akande-Sadipe, the House directed all related committees to look into the matter and the living condition of Nigerian traders in Ghana so as to avoid another set of attacks on fellow citizens.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), had called the recent attacks on Nigerians traders in Ghana a horrible and worrying development.

The chairman also asked for calm on both conflicting sides as she appealed to law enforcement agencies to protect lives as solutions are quickly proffered to the situation.

Abike made this call in a statement by the commission of head of media and public relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.

She said the attacks came at a time when such was considered horrendous following interventions of both Nigerian and Ghanaian leaders.

The NIDCOM boss, however, called on Nigerians in the foreign country not to take matters in their hands in the bid of seeking revenge.

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