On Thursday, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo discussed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
Akufo-Addo assured Buhari that Nigerian traders were being taken care of.
Buhari and Akufo-Addo met in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has made this known in a statement in Abuja.
Akufo-Addo said: “I have met with the different groups and have been reassured that there was no agenda to send anybody away.
“It is just that they needed to regularize their positions according to the trading laws of the country.”
He added that Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, had issued a press statement on the matter.
The statement read: “The Ministry of Trade and Industry wishes to inform the general public that the National Committee on Retail Trade will continue to ensure that all businesses operating in the retail trade sector of Ghana are given the opportunity and support to regularize their operations and comply with the laws and regulations in the country.
“In this regard, all owners of the affected businesses and shops are requested to contact the relevant State Institutions and Agencies to regularize their operations as required by the various bodies under reference.
“The Ministry takes this opportunity to assure the general public, particularly the international community, that there is no orchestrated action by Government or any State Institution targeted at Nigerian nationals or any particular foreign nationals.’’