Senior government officials from Ghana and Nigeria met in Abuja on Thursday as part of efforts to improve the nations’ bilateral relations.
According to a statement by Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, the Ghanaian delegation was led by the country’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Allan John Kyeremanteng, while the Nigerian delegation was led by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that a delegation of senior Ghanaian Government Officials led by Hon. Allan John Kyeremanteng, Minister for Trade and Industry, arrived Abuja, Nigeria today, 3rd September, 2020 to hold discussion with their Nigerian counterparts,” the statement said.
“Other members of the Ghanaian delegation include: Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information and Hon. Mohammed Habibu Tijani, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
“The Nigerian delegation to the meeting was led by Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment. Others present at the meeting were: Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture and Ambassador Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
“The Meeting also had in attendance: Representative of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Comptroller General of Immigration; and Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC).
“The delegations of both countries had successful bilateral engagement on improving Nigeria/Ghana relations.”
Tensions between the two West African countries had heightened amid allegations of maltreatment of Nigerian traders in Ghana.