Moved by the visit of Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila to Ghana to delibrate with his Ghanian counterpart and Speaker Ghana Parliament, Mike Okpuaye on the lingering crisis between Nigerian traders and officials of Ghana Investment and Trade Union, the Eze Ndigbo Ghana, HRM Eze Chukwudi Ihenetu has described the move as a step that would lead to permanent solution of the problem.
In a statement made available to Daily Sun shortly after Hon. Gbajabiamila and his delegations meet with leaders of Nigeria communities in Ghana, Eze Ihenetu urges the speaker to adress the issue of payment of 1 million dollars by traders to Ghana Trade and investement union and locking of Nigerian shops.
The royal father further said because the action taken by Ghanian trade officials is backed by Ghanian laws, it will be easier for the two apex lawmakers to iron out the matter once and for all. Also the royal father wondered why the law only targets Nigerian traders and exclude other nationals who also ply their trade in Ghana.
On what may happen if the peace move fail, Eze Ihenetu said both countries stand to lose as the income accruing to both nation in form of tax would be lost while poverty and hardship will worsen for the common man.
While commending president Muhammadu Buhari for his interest on Nigerians in the Diaspora and for initiating the peace meeting, Eze Ihenetu said over 4 million Nigerians in Ghana will continue to make the country proud by obeying the laws of the land and staying away from any attitudes that could dent the image of the country abroad.