Nigeria criticised for closing borders and market to Ghanaian traders

Nigeria criticised for closing borders and market to Ghanaian traders
Source: Ghana |Myjoyonline.com | Akyena Brantuo | benjamin.brantuo@myjoyonline.com
Date: 16-10-2019 Time: 12:10:31:am
Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has appealed to Ghanaian traders to remain calm as it works with the Nigerian authority to ease its ban on the exportation of Non-Tradition products into the latter’s market. 

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry said it empathises with the traders who have to deal with the ban and the closure of Seme-Krake, Igolo and Idiroko borders without prior notice to ECOWAS Member States. 

The Ministry said this is having a consequential impact on regional trade and people-to-people contact. 

“In addition to the closure of the borders and its effects, Ghana has to deal with measures already enforced in Nigeria that have made it difficult for Ghanaian traders to export Non-Traditional products into the Nigerian markets in spite of the ECOWAS trade Liberation Scheme,” the statement said.

Read the full statement below