June 9, 2021

In the wake of the annual brouhaha that exists between Ghanaian and Nigerian retail traders, Rt. Hon Speaker Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, has given assurance that, Ghanaian and Nigerian traders will work in harmony to help maximize the opportunities that abound in the sub-region. This was at a courtesy call by a six-member delegation on the Speaker in Parliament.


Speaker Bagbin, while expressing his gratitude for the visit, said he is looking forward to meeting the Nigerian Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila for discussions that will innure to the benefit of their two countries.

The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner, Gambo Yusuf Hamza appealed to the Ghanaian government to open the borders between Ghana and its neighboring countries for easy movement of goods across the borders.

He spoke also about the high resident permit fees and appealed to the Speaker to help re-examine monies charged for residence permit.

Ambassador Hamza said “we plead with government to review them and these would mean more revenue to Ghana” since these charges when reviewed will encourage most foreigners.”

The delegation included the Nigerian Consular & Minister for Political and Economic Affairs- Sylvanus Dauda, Head of Chancery- Ibrahim Bolujoto, President-Nigeria Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG)- Chukwuemeka Nnaji, Stanley Onwobe- Greater Accra Chairman, Nigeria Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG).