Nigeria’s House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila is heading to Ghana for a meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart following the recent diplomatic tension.
Mr Gbajabiamila told Nigerian media that the main topic of discussion would be issues affecting Nigerians in Ghana.
The information ministers for both countries had spoken about the matter with Nigeria’s Lai Mohammed accusing Ghana of deporting Nigerians and closing shops owned by Nigerian citizens.
In his response, Ghana’s Information Minister Kojo Nkrumah said the Nigerians who were deported were involved in criminal activities, and that all foreign shop owners, whose documentation were not in order, had their premises closed.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries have been strained in recent months following trade tensions and the demolition of the Nigerian diplomatic building in Accra.
Ghana’s Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has cleared the alleged row between Ghana and Nigeria.
He said Ghana is not targetting Nigerians as it is being reported and anyone who falls foul of the law will be dealt with irrespective of their nationality.
The Information Minister’s comments come on the back of the latest incident that saw some Nigerian retail shops being closed down.
These Nigerian shop owners in Ghana’s national capital accused the Ghanaian authorities of not treating them fairly as far as the closure of their retail shops is concerned.