President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to do whatever is necessary to reinforce the previously-strong relations involving Ghana and Nigeria.
In accordance to President Akufo-Addo, it is vital for the progress of West Africa and, certainly, Africa, that Ghana and Nigeria are viewed to be operating together, and has confident that the two nations will go on down that route.
The President designed this recognized on Thursday, when the Speaker of the Property of Associates of Nigeria, Femi Gbajabiamila, compensated a courtesy simply call on him at Jubilee Dwelling, at the conclusion of his 2-working day pay a visit to to Ghana, at the invitation of the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye.
Welcoming Nigeria’s Speaker and his delegation to Ghana, President Akufo-Addo described that when the statement from the Nigerian Minister for Facts “warning Ghana around incessant harassment of Nigerians” arrived out, he was extremely much alarmed.
“I was alarmed mainly because, if they ended up the sentiments and attitudes of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, then we were being in a genuinely serious dilemma,” he mentioned.
The President continued, “I assumed it best to discuss to Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) as soon as doable, which I did, and then I was informed by the Speaker (of Ghana’s Parliament) that he had taken an unbiased class of motion in the subject by speaking to you (the Speaker of Nigeria’s Parliament), and inviting you to arrive to Ghana to speak about the challenges that emerged from the statement,” he reported.
Commending Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila for taking up the invitation, President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the outcome of the assembly involving the Ghanaian and Nigerian Speakers is the way ahead, and very satisfactory to him.
“The plan of legislation to encourage a Ghana-Nigeria Enterprise Council, that will have superintendence in excess of trade and financial investment issues concerning our two countries, is nicely overdue. It is activities that creates institutions, and the time has come for it to be finished,” he said.
On top of that, the President mentioned that “it will be a good idea also to established up a joint Ministerial Committee for Ministers on both equally sides, who would be dependable for shepherding Ghana-Nigerian troubles, and reporting to equally Presidents at any time when matters occur, and how they should really be resolved.”
In concluding, President Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians and Nigerians to establish on the solid relations that have existed between the two nations, or, at the very least, make positive that the current standing quo is preserved.
He reassured Speaker Gbajabiamila that the “Nigerian population in Ghana are secure, quite a few of them have lived for hundreds of years trading and carrying out enterprise in Ghana with out any challenges, and that society of co-operation and brotherliness will go on.”