Global Upfront Newspapers
Business Cover News

Ghana: Peter Obi seeks FG’s intervention over clampdown on Nigerian businesses

Former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as unfair, the recent clampdown on Nigerian businesses in Ghana by the Ghanaian Authorities.

Obi, the former Vice Presidential candidate of the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, said in a statement by his Media aide, Mr Val Obienyem, said such actions negated the true spirit of African brotherhood.

He said it was unfair and unjust to close up shops and offices of businesses that were legally registered and of which their owners were law abiding residents.

Speaking on the $1 million business registration fees and taxes allegedly levied on such Nigerian businesses by the Ghana Investment Promotion Council, Obi said it was shocking as it were outrageous, that foreign businesses were being subjected to such terrible conditions, without minding the huge losses incurred by these businesses due to the global pandemic.

Obi stated that governments should be encouraging local and foreign investments with palliatives for more post-COVID economic recovery, instead of choking them with harsh economic conditions.

Describing the actions of Ghanaian Authorities as undiplomatic, Obi said there were more peaceful channels of communication that would have been followed.

“Recent reports of clampdown and forceful closure of business premises belonging to Nigerians in Ghana is not only unfair and unjust, but it clearly negates the true spirit of African unity. Governments around the world, knowing the huge losses and setbacks incurred by businesses due to the global coronavirus pandemic, are doing their best to revive local and foreign investments. Suppressing Nigerian businesses in Ghana at this critical time should not be seen as a right step”, Obi said.

He called on the Federal Government to urgently wade into the matter and save Nigerians, whose means of livelihood were obviously being threatened by the recent actions of the Ghanaian Authorities.

Advertize With Us

See Also:

Nigerian Governors declares state of emergency on gender violence

Global Upfront

Man, pregnant wife, 3 children found dead inside their home in Enugu

Global Upfront

Half of Facebook employees to work remotely in 10 years – Zuckerberg

Global Upfront

How Nigeria’s new competition law will benefit the economy – and what to watch for

Global Upfront

ISWAP terrorists take hundreds of people hostage in Northeast Nigerian town of Kukawa

Global Upfront

COVID-19 lockdown: Arrest of helicopter pilots, Air Force Commander, Police Commissioner in trouble

Global Upfront

Buhari sacks Prof Dokubo as Coordinator (Amnesty Programme), appoints Col. Milland Dixion Dikio (rtd) as Interim Administrator

Global Upfront

NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

Global Upfront

Scientists hail game-changing immunity test: Oxford scientists develop accurate antibody kits that work in 20 minutes and could be producing one million a week by June as Boris Johnson returns to work tomorrow

Global Upfront

NAF COMPLETES REACTIVATION OF ANOTHER COMBAT HELICOPTER AS CAS COMMISSIONS TAILORING WORKSHOP PRODUCING PPEs, FACE MASKS IN PORT HARCOURT

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More