Gbajabiamila storms Ghana over traders’ crisis

Posted by News Express | 2 September 2020 | 806 times

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•Speaker Gbajabiamila being received in Accra by his Ghanaian counterpart, Hon Prof Mike Oquaye


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has arrived in Ghana in a bid to resolving the issues arising from the $1m levy imposed by the West African country on traders from Nigeria.

Gbajabiamila announced his arrival via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

“Initial meeting with my host the Speaker of Ghanaian Parliament who met me at the airport Hon Prof Mike Oquaye. We will meet again this evening,” he tweeted.

The Nigerian speaker had told State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday that he had received Buhari’s nod to embark on the trip.

Recall that the Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week protested the development, saying it would no longer accept humiliation of Nigerians by Ghana.

Ghanaian authorities had since responded to the statement, saying Mohammed’s claims on the issue and previous ones were inaccurate.

But Gbajabiamila said he would be embarking on what he called “legislative diplomacy” to Ghana. 

•Text (excluding headline): The PUNCH.

Source: News Express

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