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Nigerian Government Considering Options Against Ghana As The Country Harasses Nigerian Traders And Closing Their Shops



The federal government of Nigeria is considering options against the Ghanaian government over the clampdown on Nigerian traders in the country.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in a meeting with officials of the League of Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria headed by its President, Jasper Emenike, wondered why there should be a Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) if countries within the sub-region does not obey the laws of free trade among other West African nations.

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“What is the point of having an economic community if at the end of the day, each country will make laws and regulations that are in contradiction with the protocol?, he queried.

He mentioned that the federal government is considering all options but will first get the facts right before acting. “We have the intention of calling our Charge D’Affaires in Ghana for consultation and again to get to the fact. We don’t want to anticipate what our actions would be, but we will consider all the options depending on the facts.”

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He noted that, among the options available, one is, taking the matter to the ECOWAS court which is the final arbiter in this case. He however, cautioned that, they may also consider reciprocity if all other options fail.

“We will also consider the issue of reciprocity in terms of the concrete measures that will be applied. We are following the matter very closely and we want the matter to be addressed within the shortest possible time”, be concluded.

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com