Akufo-Addo meets with Nigerian diplomats; discusses trade arbitrations
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Akufo-Addo meets with Nigerian diplomats; discusses trade arbitrations

- A delegation, led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, called on President Akufo-Addo to discuss some pertinent issues

- Discussions centered on strengthening further the already-strong ties of co-operation and the bonds of friendship that exist between the two countries

- Prior to their visit to the president, the delegation from Nigeria, called on the Speakers of the Parliament of Ghana to resolve to work towards regularising trading activities in both countries

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A delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Femi Gbajabiamila, called on President Akufo-Addo to discuss some pertinent issues.

The courtesy call, which was on Thursday, September 3, 2020, saw discussions centered on strengthening further the already-strong ties of co-operation and the bonds of friendship that exist between the two countries.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh on President Akufo-Addo's page, the delegation was seen seated with the president at the seat of government.

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According to a Citinewsroom report, prior to their visit to the president, the delegation from Nigeria called on the Speakers of the Parliament of Ghana and the House of Representatives of Nigeria to resolve to work towards regularising trading activities in both countries.

Addressing a joint press briefing in Accra, Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, indicated that the Trade and Industry Committees of the respective houses have been tasked to work out the modalities of the process.

This was contained in a communiqué issued after a two-day bilateral discussion regarding recent hostilities in respect of the closure of shops of Nigerian retail traders and the demolition of a property belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

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In other news, over the last few weeks, the Ghana Union of Traders Association has been at war with Nigerian traders in Accra and Kumasi over trade issues.

This agitation led to the closure of the shops of some Nigerian traders against their will.

The Nigerians have expressed displeasure at the treatment being meted out to them by their Ghanaian counterparts.

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