Chukwuemeka Nnaji, President of the Nigeria Union of Traders Association in Ghana has called for the evacuation of Nigerian traders in Ghana, owing to the gruesome treatment meted out on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
As a matter of fact, the rising cases of frustration, hunger and impoverishment, feelings of abandonment and conflicting reports of attempted suicides by several victims has further given credence to the need for the evacuation.
The President called for the immediate activation of plans to evacuate Nigerian traders in Ghana to forestall unsavory outcomes staring them in the face in their host country.
Chukwuemeka who spoke during a Zoom interview noted that many of the shops had been closed since December 2nd 2019 and with the ravaging effects of the corona virus, many of these traders have had a tough time fending for their families, since their shops had been closed owing to both the Ghanaian government and the coronavirus.
It will be recalled that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila recently visited Ghana with the hope of bringing an end to the situation. However, Chukwuemeka while appreciating the Minister for taking time to come over to Ghana, he stated that his visit did not yield much dividends since many of the shops prior to his visit and after his visit still remained closed.
He also acknowledged Hon. Gbajabiamila,Speaker of the House of Representatives, for ensuring that their statement got to the Presidency, so much that it was published across every media platform in the country.
According to him, Nigerian traders are no longer interested in continuing with the unabating harassments to their lives and threats to shut down their sources of livelihoods in Ghana. Thus, he reiterated the need for the Federal government to set up a machinery to draw an evacuation plan.