- It seems that the diplomatic mission of Femi Gbajabiamila in Ghana will yield desired results
- This is as the speaker of the House of Representative met with his Ghanaian counterpart on very cordial terms
- Both Gbajabiamila and Mike Oquaye expressed hopes that the issue between both African countries will be resolved at the end of the mission
After ugly reports of friction, Ghana and Nigeria can now be said to be on a path to lasting peace following the visit of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Gbajabiamila who arrived the neighbouring West African nation on Wednesday, September 2, on a diplomatic mission, met with his Ghanaian counterpart, Mike Oquaye, The Nation reports.
The lawmaker met with representatives of Nigerian traders in Ghana who recounted to him their ordeal at the hands of government officials.
During his peace talk with Oquaye, Gbajabiamila expressed hope that both nations will be able to fashion measures that will foster peace and a smooth relationship for them.
He noted: “Nigeria and Ghana are more like Siamese twins. Brothers will always have squabbles, healthy ones; national interest on both sides will always come to play but it’s not the misunderstanding that matters, it’s how you resolve it that counts.
“The weight and burden of our international relationship rest actually on parliamentary shoulders and it is my hope that we will, in two days, reach some resolutions that will settle both countries.”
Gbajabiamila arrived in Ghana to resolve the issues arising from the $1m levy imposed by the country on traders from Nigeria.
The Nigerian lawmaker announced his arrival via his Twitter account on Wednesday, September 2. He was received by Oquaye on his arrival.
"Initial meeting with my host the Speaker of the Ghanian Parliament who met me at the airport Hon Prof Mike Oquaye. We will meet again this evening," Gbajabiamila tweeted.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had taken a very drastic measure as a way of ensuring lasting solutions.
On his Twitter page on Wednesday, August 19, the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced that the federal government had recalled the nation's envoy to the West African country and that of the gold coast to Nigeria for consultations.
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