President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a ministerial delegation to visit Ghana to resolve the levy conflict between Nigerian traders and Ghanaian authorities.
Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, disclosed this on Monday, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ifedayo Sayo.
There has been a lingering controversy over the $1 million levy imposed on Nigerian traders and foreign investors by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a ministerial delegation be sent to Ghana to resolve the lingering conflict between Nigerian traders and Ghanaian authorities.”
Adebayo, who said he would be leading the delegation, added that members of the delegation “will also engage in further dialogue with Ghanaian authorities with a view to finding a lasting solution to the problem”.
The delegation is expected to embark on the visit between May 31 and June 1, 2021.
Other members of the delegation include the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo; the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Yewande Sadiku; Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and the President of National Association of Nigerian Traders, Dr Ken Ukaoha.