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Senate Leader Describes Closure Of Nigerian Shops In Ghana As Xenophobia

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Nnamdi Kanu

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has described the recent closure of Nigerian owned shops in Ghana as a case of Xenophobia.

Recall that the Ghanaian authorities had recently shut down some shops owned by  Nigeriagains resident in Ghana; despite their position that they were trading legally.

The traders were also described by the authorities as been criminal and very disturbing.

Reacting to the development on Sunday, August 23, the Senate minority leader via a statement released by his spokesman, Uchenna Awom said the action of Ghana taken against nationals of other countries points to state endorsement of xenophobic attacks.

He said that the Ghanaian authorities needed to prove Nigerians wrong by putting a stop to closure of shops and attacks in compliance to the ECOWAS protocol, adding that the latest actions called to question the Ghanaian government’s real intentions towards Nigeria and Nigerians, despite reaching an agreement with the Ghana Investment Promotion Council on the issue.

Abaribe also stated that recent happenings were a clear conflict with ECOWAS protocol. The senator described the situation as unfortunate while adding that Ghana has been enjoying a robust relationship with Nigeria.

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