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Unfair treatment of Nigerians in Ghana

Currently, there is tense between the two nations following the destruction of a building belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana.

Following the destruction, some Nigeria protesters on Monday, June 22, converged on the High Commission’s premises in Accra to register they’re displeased over the current situation and the destroying of building.

The protesters, mostly Nigerians are aggrieved over the closure of their retail businesses in Ghana.

Most of them (protesters) were singing “we can’t breathe,” as they engaged the press.

One of them saying to the press “We are surviving by friends and sometimes we give them goods and they give us money,”.

The shops where being shut down in the enforcement of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act (865).

But Nigerian traders had argued that the ECOWAS protocol, that allows the free movement of people, goods, and services in West African countries also allows them to trade in Ghana.

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) and particularly Nigerian traders in the country have been at odds because of this issue.

The current diplomatic tense between Ghana and Nigeria is yet to settle.

The diplomatic discussion burst forth again when armed men reportedly invaded the residence of the High Commission and demolish parts of a building under construction on the compound with a bulldozer

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has started the investigations of the incident.

The Ministry further assured that the government will not relent on its efforts to “guarantee the safety of Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana.”

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