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Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Shooyie: 12:25pm On Sep 16
*VP urges them to remain patient & law abiding
*Adds "your welfare concerns us greatly."

Despite the seeming delay in resolving the concerns of Nigerian traders regarding some stiff business regulation imposed by Ghanaian authorities, the Federal Government will ensure that affected Nigerians get justice, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. 

The Vice President gave the assurance on Tuesday evening during a meeting with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana. The meeting which held at the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana was focused on the challenges facing Nigerians living in the West African nation including the locking of hundreds of Nigerian owned shops.

Responding to the issues raised by leaders of the Nigerian community at the meeting, especially the maltreatment of Nigerians by Ghanaian authorities, Prof Osinbajo strongly affirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to deal with the issues, assuring them of justice.

According to him, “I will certainly convey the depth of your grievances to the President. I am sure that he will be deeply disturbed to hear that despite the assurances that he had received, (from the Ghanaian government) there are still problems and complications," many of which have been discussed at the highest levels with assurances of resolutions given.

But the VP explained that the delay in resolving these issues may be due to bureaucratic bottlenecks which is generally a drag on government activities.

“I look forward to getting the details and making sure that we are able to begin to resolve some of these issues as quickly as possible. But I think you must also recognize that generally speaking, governments tend to be very slow, processes are slow, bureaucracies are slow, but we will make sure that we do the very best we can to get you your rights, so that at least you are dealt with justly," he assured the leaders and traders in the Nigerian community in Ghana who interacted with him for over an hour.

Referring to efforts made in the past and even recently to resolve the crisis, the Vice President said “I have followed closely developments here, and many of the incidents that you have described, I am already very familiar with. As a matter of fact, the President had asked that a review of all that had taken place be done.”

In his words, “there have been direct communications between our President and President Akufo-Addo. Our President has spoken to him about this, he has made a formal complaint to him, and that conversation has been going on. What the Ghanaian government pledged to do, on three occasions, was that the shops will be reopened. In fact, I am a bit surprised that it has not taken place because my understanding was that, that was going to be done. 

“So, I think what we need to do aggressively is to follow-up with the Ghanaian government and to see that these things are done.”

Continuing, Prof. Osinbajo said “I am sure you are familiar with the fact that there was a meeting between the Minister of Trade and Industry of Ghana and a team led by our own Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments in Abuja. That took place on the 3rd of September, while the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila was meeting with his counterpart here.

“Now, it is very evident from what you have said here that there is so much that had gone wrong over a long period of time and we really need to address these concerns in as detailed a manner as possible. And what I can say to you is that this is a matter that concerns the government very greatly...your welfare concerns us greatly."

The Vice President however urged all affected traders through their associations and leaders to submit a more detailed letter containing the number of affected shops and other relevant information that would enable the Nigerian government follow-up effectively their Ghanaian authorities. 

He said “perhaps it might be important if we have specific details of the shops that need to be reopened, so that we can check and say how many (I think that at some point we had a list of about 160 or so, shops). So, I think we should have a list with specifics so that even if we are told that something has been done, we can cross check and see to it that it has actually taken place.”

The Vice President then urged Nigerians living in Ghana to remain law abiding and to embrace peaceful coexistence, while adding that both governments would resolve the differences.

“I think that is up to us now, to our two governments, and to those of you who live here and Ghanaians who live in Nigeria, to ensure that we are able to bring about peace and to live with each other. Governments have serious roles to protect the lives of citizens especially foreign citizens,” the VP added.

Earlier at the meeting, the First Vice President of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association, Ghana (NUTAG), Chief Kizito Obiorah and a publisher of an Online medium, Mr Destiny Austin Omon, took turns to present copies of their petitions to the Vice President before speaking about the numerous challenges faced by Nigerians in Ghana especially. They called for an urgent intervention by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

For Chief Obiorah, the situation is becoming unbearable as many Nigerian traders whose shops had been locked since November 2019 have now resorted to begging to take care of their families. 

The representative of the traders appealed to the Nigerian government to prevail on their Ghanaian counterpart to reopen their shops to enable them sell off their goods and return home to Nigeria.

Supporting the traders’ associations’ position by detailing a timeline of cases of rights infringements against Nigerians by Ghanaian authorities, Mr Omon said Nigerians were fast losing their self-esteem and dignity as a result of their maltreatment in the hands of Ghanaian authorities.

On his part, the representative of Nigerian students, Mr. Adebayo Ogunkoya called for improved support for Nigerian students studying abroad and especially in Ghana, noting the peculiar situation in the West African country. 

Other officials at the meeting included the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; the President of NUTAG, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji, some executives of the body, among others.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity 
Office of the Vice President
16th September 2020

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by okefrancis: 12:35pm On Sep 16
Good, and at least there will peace at for them now
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by AburiBiafra: 12:36pm On Sep 16
Story for the zombies. The traders are 100% Igbos.

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by BigSarah(f): 12:45pm On Sep 16
Aburibiafra , did you carry out the census?

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Ballad500: 12:46pm On Sep 16
Ok

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by goodmorning40: 12:46pm On Sep 16
The ones under your nose have not get justice finish, na the ones in Gana go get am

Story tellers

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by izombie(m): 12:48pm On Sep 16
The ones in Nigeria don't get any justice from you much less Ghana. Osinbajo! Continue deceiving zombies.

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Joylove2324(f): 1:55pm On Sep 16
wink
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by kenzysmith(m): 2:00pm On Sep 16
y country people them go talku talku
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by jericco1(m): 3:49pm On Sep 16
Keep on ensuring, useless people

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by ForeThinker: 3:49pm On Sep 16
Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by SAMBARRY: 3:49pm On Sep 16
I no know who Sabi lie pass between a horrrny Naija guy Begging for sex or FG grin


All the promises they gave,them never fulfill am.if Nigerians in Ghana believe Naija government then they will believe bubu will bring down the price of fuel to ₦10 per litre grin

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by honourablelumis: 3:50pm On Sep 16
MR. TRIUMPH, ABEG PARDON US O
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by chinchonglee(m): 3:50pm On Sep 16
U re a clown sire!

With all due respect!

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Nelly4you: 3:50pm On Sep 16
justice indeed
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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Yankee101: 3:50pm On Sep 16
Why u no be president instead abeg?
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by chloride6: 3:50pm On Sep 16
Waste of time. Nigerians in Nigeria dont have justice.

Work on that

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by chibu4u2(m): 3:50pm On Sep 16
Yankee101:
Why u no be president instead abeg?

President, why?.......because he sabi talk?. We need action abeg not mere words.

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:50pm On Sep 16
He cited the closure of the Seme-Krake borders since August 2019 as part of steps taken by the Federal Government, which he said had affected the neighbouring countries.
This closing of border issue is the backbone of this problem.
That is the main crux of the matter..... No doubt about it!

*They said we are the poverty capital of the world.
Our Darling Daddy decided that we should just close our poverty stricken borders to the outside world so that we can manage on our own.
Suddenly, scarcity hits Benin Republic, Togo, Niger.
Demonstration hits Ghana, Vietnam, Thailand and other envoys all came calling.*
*Their economy depends on our poverty.

They are begging the most corrupt nation on Earth to do business with them.
They have no buyers for their commodity.
In our neighbors domain, scarcity hit them hard.*

It turned out they need us more than we need them.
We have all it takes to stand alone as a nation.
All we need is a plan and a willing leader.

God bless Nigeria*


WE continue to STAND WITH THE BORDER CLOSURE,
It is for the good of all sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians.

Again, God bless Nigeria.


Slawormir:
Damnnnnn
I don't do politics
But i like this man for that border closure
Which means buhari is a real niggarrr
Correct niggarrr.
You are mouthed!
Cheers!!
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by chinavs9ja(m): 3:51pm On Sep 16
With great humility, for how long?



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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Perfecttouchade: 3:51pm On Sep 16
Judge ni.. people don give up on our government teytey

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by solmus: 3:52pm On Sep 16
What silly justice

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by abdullahi45: 3:53pm On Sep 16
G
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by gungab(m): 3:53pm On Sep 16
Common Meeeenh

Starboy
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by translux(m): 3:53pm On Sep 16
WHERE IS THE F.G

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Yankee101: 3:54pm On Sep 16
chibu4u2:


President, why?.......because he sabi talk?. We need action abeg not mere words.

The only actions that made sense under buhari was implemented by Osinbajo
Economic decisions
Fx control
Wealth distribution
Professional hiring and firing
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by mariahAngel: 3:54pm On Sep 16
This delusional government only know how to flex their muscles outside just to prove some point. Fools! undecided

If na for Naija here people dey dey lament, those fools go pretend like say them no notice

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by Evilgenuis: 3:54pm On Sep 16
Story

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Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by solsticey2k3(m): 3:55pm On Sep 16
Let’s believe so
Re: Fg Will Ensure Nigerian Traders In Ghana Get Justice, Osinbajo Assures by TreasureTayo(m): 3:55pm On Sep 16
Okay ooo

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