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31 Oct 2019

"Go Back Home" - High Commissioner Tells Nigerians Living In Ghana

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye has told their citizens particularly those doing businesses in Ghana to return home since the economy of Nigeria is now in a good shape.
"Things are getting better in Nigeria and I can assure you. ..And I don't see any reason why we should not be proud of Nigeria", the High Commissioner admonished in a meeting with the members of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association Ghana (NUTAG) in Kumasi over the weekend covered by the reporter, Kwabena Danso-Dapaah.

Shops owned by Nigerians at Suame in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, were recently ransacked by raucous Ghanaian youths in the early hours of Wednesday, 19 June 2019 by the locals to register their displeasure against a decision by the Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) to reopen closed Nigerian retail shops.

"Anywhere in the world when you hear any two Black Men making an achievement, it is either the two are Nigerians or at least one other is Nigeria", Excellency Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye are Sensitization and Interactive Session with Ashanti Regional Security Council (RESEC) stated.

Nigerian traders closed their shops temporarily on Friday, 14 June 2019 over what they described as attacks from their Ghanaian counterparts.

The Ghanaian traders argue that they are only enforcing the laws of Ghana which bar foreigners from engaging in the retail sub-sector, a preserve of Ghanaians.

The rampaging youth, who wore red bands and attires, also lit car tyres as part of their protest.

The Ghanaians also expressed anger about the kidnapping scourge in the country which involves Nigerian suspects.

They, therefore, resolved and threatened to deal with the Nigerians since the authorities have not been able to intervene in the matter.

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