- Nigeria writes strongly worded statement to Ghana government of treatment of its traders
- According to the statement from the Information Minister of Nigeria, it has taken notice of the harassment meted out to its nationals in Ghana
- Nigeria has warned that if things continue this way, they will be forced to actor respond in equal measure
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Nigeria has warned Ghana over the implication of what it describes as the “incessant harassment” and “acts of hostility” towards its citizens.
In a latest diplomatic missile fired over social media platform Facebook on Friday, August 28, Nigerian authorities said such acts will no longer be tolerated.
The strongly-worded post catalogued eight instances of such alleged hostility meted out to Nigerian citizens in Ghana.
“The Nigerian Government is deeply concerned by the incessant harassment of its citizens in Ghana and the progressive acts of hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities, and will no longer tolerate such. In this regard, the Federal Government is urgently considering a number of options aimed at ameliorating the situation," statement issued to the media read.
The Nigerian Government noted that although about one million Ghanaians are living in Nigeria, such persons “are not being subjected to the kind of hostility being meted out to Nigerians in Ghana” and threatened to retaliate if such actions do not stop.
“Nigeria has time after time demonstrated its fidelity to the long cordial relations with Ghana. But indications, especially in recent times, are that Nigeria’s stance is now being taken for granted and its citizens being made targets of harassment and objects of ridicule. This will no longer be tolerated under any guise,” the statement copied to YEN warned.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the international trade relations between Ghana and Nigeria continue to worsen following the disagreement between traders of the two nations.
Nigerian traders and their counterparts in the retail space in Ghana have been clashing.
There have been clashes at Abossey Okai, Circle, and Kumasi between Nigerian traders and the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).
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