On Tuesday, delegations of National Association of Nigerian Traders in Ghana (NANTS) and Nigerian Union of Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG) have stormed Abuja to protest against continuous locking of over 400 Nigerian shops in Ghana by the Ghanaian authority.
A protest petition which was addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari was received by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora in Abuja.
NANTS President-General, Barrister Ken Ukaoha, said: “The diplomatic relations between the two countries is being threatened with this Ghana behaviour as they are playing politics with means of livelihood of Nigerians in Ghana.
“We have over two million Ghanaians in Nigeria and Nigeria has been treating them well. We had petitioned the National Assembly and ECOWAS on this matter as law abiding citizen who didn’t want to take laws into our hands.”
President of NUTAG, Chief Emeka Nnaji, said: “We are living in palpable fear in Ghana as they are after our lives. We were beaten and tortured in Ashante region while incredible taxes are imposed on us in order to cripple our businesses.”