- President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, September 20, received the Ghanaian leader, Nana Akufo-Addo
- President Buhari held a closed-door meeting with Akufo-Addo in Abuja
- The meeting is expected to revolve around the terrible treatment of Nigerians in the gold coast
Following the friction that has ensued from the treatment of Nigerians in Ghana, President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leader of the gold coast, Nana Akufo-Addo.
The closed-door meeting between both African leaders was held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja in the night of Sunday, September 20.
The crucial meeting was announced on the verified Twitter handle of Bashir Ahmad, the president’s personal assistant on new media.
Although no official statement was or has been made about the agenda of the meeting, it is not unconnected with the ordeals of Nigerian traders in Ghana and diplomatic platforms to ensure a smoother bilateral relationship between both neighbouring nations.
Earlier, after ugly reports of friction, Ghana and Nigeria could 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 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.”
Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila had been hailed following his expedient intervention in the recent trade dispute between Nigerian traders and their Ghanaian counterparts.
The commendations and a flurry of encomiums were showered on the lawmaker by the Nigeria-Ghana Business Council & the Nigeria Union of Traders Association Ghana.
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