- The president of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association (NUTAG), Chwukuemeka Nnaji, has called on his countrymen to defend themselves
- This call comes after 150 shops owned by Nigerian were closed down
- According to Nnaji, travelling or migration is legal and there are millions of Ghanaians doing business in Nigeria
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Chwukuemeka Nnaji, the president of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association (NUTAG), has declared his readiness to die in order to protect his shop.
According to him, he was no problem with that if that would stop members of the Abossey Okai Spare Parts Dealers Association from closing down shops belonging to Nigerians.
His declaration comes after 150 shops belonging to Nigerians were reportedly closed in Accra on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Nnaji declared that “I think enough is enough, we are not going to take it anymore”.
He went on to say that he is mobilizing Nigerians in Ghana to defend themselves from anyone who attempts to intimidate them as they are legally operating in Ghana.
He further indicated that travelling or migration is no crime and there are millions of Ghanaians freely doing business in Nigeria.
Per a report by classfmonline.com, he questioned the rationale behind the decision to close down their shops.
Nnaji revealed that he has been operating his shop for over 25 years and at a point, he has to pay some GHc500,000 to the Ghanaian authorities to release his merchandise.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) called for the immediate closure of all retail shops owned by foreigners at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
GUTA argued that the foreign traders are illegally operating there and need to cease operations as soon as possible.
Dr Joseph Oteng, the association’s president, revealed that GUTA has inspected working documents of such traders and concluded that about 90% of them are breaking the law.
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