Nigeria/Ghana establish council to resolve 13 years traders’ conflict

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A group, Nigeria Ghana Business Council has commended the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila for delving into the Ghana/Nigerian traders’ conflict.

The group gave this commendation in a congratulatory message made available to our correspondent recently.

The message read in part, “We the executive and members of the Nigeria Ghana  Business  Council  would like to congratulate and commend Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the Nigerian  House  of  Representatives  and his team for a very successful parliamentary diplomacy outing in Ghana between 3rd and 4th September, 2020.

“It is very clear that the speaker and his team  have a clear understanding of the problems being faced by Nigerian traders and businessmen in Ghana.

“This problem has been there since 2007 and this is the first time the Nigerian Government will be tackling it at the highest level in Ghana.”

It said the main proposal for a solution to the conflict which was the establishment of a Nigeria  Ghana  Business Council backed by legislation, to superintend over trade issues between the two countries was  very well thought out.

It added, “We would like to align with this proposal and also state that there exists presently a ”Nigeria  Ghana  Business  Council” registered at Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria.

“We also have our counterparts, Ghana Nigeria Business Council in Ghana. These two bodies have since 2012 been involved in several activities such as: workshops, seminars, trade trips, exhibitions, trade fair outings, business facilitation and trade promotions.

“The main objective of the group is to ease the conduct of business across the two countries  and many of our activities which also involve traders, have been geared towards this main objective.”

The group then pledged to support the government for the setup of the councils and to actively be involved in current solutions processes developed to resolve the current impasse.

 

 

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