Please Re- open your Border, Ghana Begs Nigeria

▪Ghanaian ministers meet Onyeama in Abuja ▪Lament collateral damage suffered by country’s exporters

Please re-open your border, Ghana begs Nigeria
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama (2nd l), the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration of the Republic of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (2nd r), the Minister of Trade, Republic of Ghana, Hon. Alan Kyerematen and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, during the courtesy call on Onyeama yesterday by Botchwey and Kyerematen to discuss the closure of Nigeria-Benin border

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and his Ghanaian counterpart, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, have met in Abuja to deliberate on the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border.

 

 

 

The meeting comes as the Republic of Ghana laments the collateral damage suffered by Ghanaian exporters occasioned by the closing of the Nigeria’s land borders.

Also present at the meeting were the Ghanaian Minister of Trade, Hon. Alan Kyerematen, and the Ghanaian acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Iva Denoo, who accompanied Botchwey to the closed-door meeting with Mr Onyeama.

 

The meeting, according to Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crises Monitoring and Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specifically discussed the collateral damage suffered by Ghanaian exporters and resolved to address the issue.

The Federal Government, had in its effort to curb perennial smuggling through the country’s borders, indefinitely closed the land borders to all movement of goods.

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col Hameed Ali (retd) said in Abuja that the government banned all goods from being exported or imported through the country’s land borders, adding that the decision was to ensure total control over the borders.

The meeting between Ghana and Nigeria is coming on the heels of concerns by neighbouring countries over the adverse effect of the closure on their economies.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, received in audience, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, on Wednesday, 16th October 2019, in his office on a courtesy visit,” Ebienfa stated.

“The Ghanaian Foreign Minister was accompanied by the Minister of Trade, Hon. Alan Kyerematen and the acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Iva Denoo.

“The meeting discussed the closure of the Nigeria-Benin border and the collateral damage suffered by Ghanaian exporters and resolved to address the issue.”

Comments

41 responses to “Please Re- open your Border, Ghana Begs Nigeria”

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  5. Avatar Etajuwa Godwin Ayorinde says:

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  7. Avatar Joseph11 says:

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  8. Avatar Stella Tamuno says:

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  9. Gideon Alvin Gideon Alvin says:

    Seriously

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  12. Avatar Victoria Kelobo says:

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  13. Avatar Ofoma chigozie says:

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  15. Nkemdirim Favour Nkemdirim Favour says:

    Is not good enough as the border is locked

  16. Maidaura Muhammad Maidaura Muhammad says:

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  17. Avatar Adeoye Emmanuel says:

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  18. Avatar Faleti Ademola Hammed says:

    Why

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  21. Avatar assured Lucas says:

    Is not good enough as the border is locked

  22. Realonebolaji Realonebolaji says:

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  24. Avatar Ali chigozie Kingsley says:

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  25. Avatar Onyinye Okafor says:

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  26. Avatar Ayomipo OGUNDELE says:

    They should close it

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  28. Avatar Chuezi says:

    that’s great, ghana you people never see any thing oh

  29. Avatar David Inyang says:

    Thanks for the latest update

  30. Avatar Ademola Isreal says:

    Nice

  31. Avatar Okocha Lisa says:

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  32. Richard Richard says:

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  33. Avatar Uchechukwu Onwudi says:

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  34. Avatar Mathew Titus iorbo says:

    so Ghana needs us too, and they were deporting our citizens

  35. Avatar bright ohaka says:

    Ok

  36. Avatar Esther Oluwatoyin says:

    Hmmmm

  37. Avatar Chaaik says:

    Is it not yet time for them to open the boarder for trade