The Executive Director of the Nigeria Traders Union in Ghana, Kacey Ogbonna has sent out a strict warning that if authorities in Ghana continues to attack Nigeriand who own businesses, there would be a reprisal in Nigeria soon.
Ogbonna who spoke yesterday on Morning Starr, opined that Ghahainas do not have a justification for some of the attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
According to him, most Nigerians traders have met all that is required to do business in Ghana.
His comments come after members of the Local Union of GUTA in Koforidua in the Eastern region on Thursday kicked against the influx of foreigners, mostly Nigerians in the retail business, contrary to the laws of Ghana.
Therefore an ultimatum was issued, demanding that all retail shops belonging to Nigerians must be closed by August 31, 2020.
GUTA threatened to unleash thugs to forcefully eject the Nigerians from the local market if their calls are not heeded.
This follows several months of clashes between Nigerian and Ghanaian retailers.
There have been clashes at the Abossey Okai Circle and Kumasi, involving Nigerian traders and the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).
While addressing the issue yesterday, Mr Ogbonna noted that most of the retail shops belong to Ghanaians are married to Nigerian men.
He said if the clash against Nigerians does not end, there would be consequences on over two million Ghanaians living in Nigeria.
“If you look into the issue, you’ll realize most of the shops being closed are not supposed to be closed. Nigerians have the feeling they are being chased, and it could have rippling effects over there in Nigeria because there are about 2 million Ghanaians trading in Nigeria.
“Most of the Nigerians whose shops are being closed have fulfilled the GIPC requirement. Some of the shops being closed belong to Nigerians whose wives and children are Ghanaians,” Mr Ogbonna added