Nigerian traders protest Ghanaian authorities’ refusal to reopen locked shops

The Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana (NUTAG), has carried out a peaceful protest over Ghanaian authorities’ refusal to open shops owned by Nigerians in that country.

Mr Chukwuemeka Nnaji, the President of NUTAG, who led the protest, told NAN at the weekend that the authorities in Ghana refused to open their shops since last year.

Nnaji said that the protest was to press the Ghanaian authorities to open shops owned by Nigerians living in Ghana, to enable them to tackle economic challenges amid COVID-19 outbreak.

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“I’m in talks with my leader, Mr Ken Okoha, National President of Nigerian Traders, and he has assured us that he’ll take our case up to the highest level in Nigeria.

“In fact, plans are on for him to move to institutions that are related to trade; I’ve known him for 5 years now, and I know what he’s able to do.

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“I’m rest assured that the leadership of Nigerian traders are working towards achieving this goal.

“Be law abiding citizens, COVID-19 is still on, and lots of businesses are affected; many of us are living from hand to mouth due to the downturn.

“If you don’t have anything to do, stay at home; rest assured that at the end of October if we aren’t evacuated, we’ll keep ourselves at the border,” Nnaji said.

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