09 November 2020 By Mathew Ayoola
The National Association of Nigerian Traders, NANTS has called on the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS to urgently intervene in the challenges confronting Nigerian business men and women in Ghana.
The National President of NANTS, Doctor Ken Ukoaha made the call in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the outcome of his meeting with the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Doctor Ken Ukoaha who expressed concern over the difficulties been encountered by Nigerian traders in Ghana said the time has come for ECOWAS to call Ghanaian Government to order on the issue.
According to him, despite the fact that Nigerian traders have met all conditions put in place by Ghanaian authorities, their goods are still been locked up in their shops and warehouses.
He said the situation had brought untold hardship to Nigerian traders in Ghana as they could no longer pay their bills.
The NANTS President stated that most of the goods locked up would expire from next month thereby leading to liquidation of their businesses.
While acknowledging the steps taken so far by Nigerian Government in resolving the issue, Doctor Ukoaha stressed the need for the Federal Government to approach ECOWAS Court in resolving the problem.
He explained that the primary responsibility of Government was to provide security and protect the interest of its citizens
Doctor Ukoaha advised the Federal Government to also considered what he described as stick and carrot approach in resolving the diplomatic issue.
According to him, NANTS would continue to seek all possible ways to safe the Nigerian business community in Ghana from collapsing.