Geoffery Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reacted to a video which went viral in which the shops of Nigerian traders in Ghana were being locked up by Ghanaian authorities.
Recall Naija News reported that In a 4 mins video recorded by an unnamed man, he could be heard asking the authorities to check his documents/ certificates for running his business in the country.
He lamented that he is always paying his tax, since he started his business which dates back to 2007, yet they treat himself and other law-abiding Nigerians poorly in the country.
Clarifications following the incidence had it that the shops were being locked because Nigerians failed to pay the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration which is $1 million minimum foreign equity, while the registration fee is 31,500 cedis.
In a tweet posted this morning, Onyeama said the government has watched the painful videos and urgent steps will be taken.
”Nigerian Government has watched with dismay the painful videos of the forceful closure of the shops of Nigerian traders in #Ghana. Urgent steps will be taken.”
See his tweet below:
Nigerian Government has watched with dismay the painful videos of the forceful closure of the shops of Nigerian traders in #Ghana. Urgent steps will be taken. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG @ecowas_cedeao
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) August 17, 2020
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the Nigeria Traders Union in Ghana, Kacey Ogbonna has sent out a strict warning that if authorities in Ghana continues to attack Nigeriand who own businesses, there would be a reprisal in Nigeria soon.
Read more here