Nigerian government in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is working with the Ghanaian government to reconsider its harsh condition imposed on Nigerian businessmen in Ghana.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku who stated this yesterday, noted that the long existing cordial relationship between the two countries would not be jeopardised by the harsh policy of the Ghanaian government which Nigerian businessmen alleged were targeted at them. Under the policy, businessmen are required to have an initial capital of $300,000 and employ 10 Ghanaians before they can start any business in Ghana, regardless of the size of the business.
However, the Information Minister said, “with the Federal Government and ECOWAS intervention, Ghanaian authorities will reconsider their stance. “Nigeria and Ghana enjoy very cordial and friendly relations, it is one of our foremost business partners in the West African subregion.
“In ECOWAS, we share common values, vision for this sub continent and Ghana has always supported Nigeria on major issues within and outside Africa and we also always stand by Ghana. These two countries perhaps have more cordial relationship in this sub-region and our people have learnt to live together.