Nigeria closes borders to ECOWAS countries: say they want to prevent smuggling

Nigeria closes borders to ECOWAS countries: say they want to prevent smuggling

- Ghana Traders Union Association has criticised ECOWAS for failing to step in to get Nigeria to open its borders to neighbouring West African countries

- Media reports revealed that the Nigerian government closed its borders to other countries

- This it said was in a move by the government to stop about 45 products from being smuggled into the country from other ECOWAS member states

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The Ghana Traders Union Association (GUTA) has criticised ECOWAS for failing to step in to get Nigeria to open its borders with neighbouring West African countries.

Media reports revealed that the Nigerian government closed its borders in a move by the government to stop about 45 products from being smuggled into the country from other ECOWAS member states.

According to GUTA, the closure of Nigeria’s borders is impeding free movement of people, goods and services to and from the affected ECOWAS state.

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“Surprisingly, however, the ECOWAS Commission has not issued any statement in that regard,” GUTA said in a statement Thursday.

GUTA believes that the ineffectiveness of ECOWAS in intervening in the issue was rendering the protocols of the regional body, whose posturing it said, smacks of unfairness and lack of equity.

It also observed that whenever Ghana decides to enforce its laws, “ECOWAS Commission steps in to put pressure in the name of sub regional integration whiles they [ECOWAS] look on for Nigeria to have her own way anytime it suites her.

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Online photos shared by Samuel Agyekum Debrah in a Facebook group have garnered pleasant reactions with many showering Emeka with remarkable accolades.

Samuel Agyekum Debrah, shared the inspiring photos along with a caption, noting that the lady had been involved in an accident.

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