Nigeria’s vp on Wednesday said that those Nigerian traders, who face recent business regulations imposed by Ghanaian authorities, “will get justice,” local media reported.
“I will definitely convey the depth of your grievances to the President,” the Daily Post website quoted Yemi Osinbajo as saying during a gathering with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana.
“He [the president] are going to be deeply disturbed to listen to that despite the assurances that he had received [from the Ghanaian government], there are still problems and complications,” he added.
Foreign traders are required to pay a $1 million registration fee under the new regulations, in keeping with an earlier report by the Daily Post.
The Ghanaian Times last month reported that over 50 shops owned by foreigners were closed down for “operating without the relevant documents.”
According to the Ghanaian Times, Prince Boakye-Boateng, the general public relations officer at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said the shops were closed down because of the “failure of the affected foreign traders to regularise their business.”
“What I can notify you is that this can be a matter that concerns the govt very greatly…your welfare concerns us greatly,” Osinbajo said at the meeting.
Osinbajo has urged the affected Nigerian traders to submit a more detailed letter including the quantity of the affected Nigerians-owned shops still as other relevant information that might help the Nigerian government to follow-up effectively, in line with the Daily Post.
He appealed to his nationals based in Ghana to stay law-abiding.