– The Ghanaian authorities have mandated Nigerian traders in the country to pay $1m (N385,110,000) fee before they continue with their businesses
– A Nigerian man whose shop was locked in Ghana recorded the incident and lamented as security officials prevented him from doing his business
– Ovation International publisher Dele Momodu and other Nigerians have condemned the $1m fee imposed on foreign traders
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Nigerian traders in Ghana have been mandated by the Ministry of Trades to pay $1m (N385,110,000) fee before they continue with their businesses.
A video has emerged in which a Nigerian trader lamented as his shop was being locked by Ghanaian security officials.
The man said he showed the security officials his business registration certificate and other documents but they still locked his shop.
He said Nigerians in Ghana are suffering, adding that he would not hesitate to sell his goods and return to his country if that is what the Ghanaian authorities want.
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana. Photo credit: Bloomberg
Ovation International publisher Dele Momodu and other Nigerians have reacted to the incident, condemning the fee imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
He wondered if there is anywhere in the world where retailers invest $1m before they can be allowed to trade.
Another Twitter user with the handle @Steven4Williams wrote: “After collecting taxes and levies. I have no hard feelings for you guy’s it’s your country, run it as you wish. I only pity fellow citizens doing business there and blame our government that serves only their interest.”
Below are other reactions:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) made clarifications on the conditions of 50 citizens arrested while trying to enter Ghana illegally.
In a series of tweets on Twitter by the commission, the Nigerian consular team appealed to the immigration officials not to charge the Nigerian citizens to court after they were arrested.
The immigration officials agreed and the Nigerians returned home with others stranded in the country.
In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Esther Nwankwo defied the odds and became the best graduating student of her department after struggling to achieve a university education.
The lady took to her LinkedIn page to narrate how her education almost ended after she finished secondary school.
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