Obanikoro, Izunaso to lead discussion on Ghana-Nigeria trade debacle

Obanikoro, Izunaso to lead discussion on Ghana-Nigeria trade debacle

Former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and Senator Osita Izunaso, representing Orlu Senatorial District at the National Assembly are expected to lead discussion on Ghana-Nigeria trade debacle during the NigerianEye at 15 Anniversary lecture in Ghana on Wednesday May 29, 2024.

It would be recalled that in November 2023, Nigerian traders in Koforidua had a hard time with their Ghanaian counterparts as their shops were locked until after a physical scuffle that had some Nigerian traders sustaining injuries before their shops were reopened.

The issue though at its lowest ebb at this time, it still needs a lasting solution to ensure its non reoccurrence so that it doesn’t resurface to trouble the peace Nigerian traders enjoy in Ghana.

Prince Evaristus of Nigerian Union of Traders and Dr Bayor Albert, the President of All Nigeria Community, Ghana are delighted that the NigerianEye at 15 anniversary lecture is geared towards finding a lasting solution to the crisis.

They described Izunaso and Obanikoro as intellectuals and veteran lawmakers that are in position to handle the matter.“Obanikoro was Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana and faced the challenge head on, while Izunaso is a lawyer by academic qualification and member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), parliament representing Nigeria, we believe that they are most suitable to engage our audience and the public on the challenges of trade in West Africa.

“They are also one of the 15 deserving Africans, who will be specially recognised at the event for their effort in nation building as well as their personal stride in leadership that has positively impacted the socio-economic development of Nigeria.”

Other speakers expected from the Nigerian contingent include, Ifeanyi Abaekwume, former Director, Owerri Capital Development Authority, Chyna Iwuanyanwu; Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Dr Tony Offiah, a lecturer at Imo State University.

The Deputy Chief, Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President of Ghana, Nadia Adongo Fyn is also expected to be the special guest of honour.

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