Nigerian High Commissioner To Ghana Appeals For Land Borders Re-Opening

The Ag. Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gambo Yusuf Hamza, has made a fiery appeal to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin, and the Parliament of Ghana to help in the opening of the country’s land borders.

Nigerian High Commissioner To Ghana Appeals For Land Borders  Re-Opening

The Ag. Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gambo Yusuf Hamza, has made a fiery appeal to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Alban S. K. Bagbin, and the Parliament of Ghana to help in the opening of the country’s land borders.

According to him, traders and businesses who use these land borders have been greatly affected by the closures, slowing down economic activities and the revenues governments generate from these borders.


He made this appeal when he led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Speaker in Parliament to discuss issues of mutual cooperation between the two countries.


Ag. Nigerian High Commissioner emphasized that the Government of Ghana can devise an effective means of ensuring that travellers using the countries’ land borders adhere strictly to the protocols which have been put in place to check the spread of the Covid-19 virus while ensuring that economic activities are not halted.

Ambassador Gambo further called for a review of the amount charged for the renewal of residence permits which he said was on the high side, making it difficult for a lot of Nigerian residents in the country to afford and pay promptly.

According to him, even those who can afford it a complaint about delays in the processing of renewal permits and appealed to the government through the Speaker to take a second look at it.

The Speaker, Alban Bagbin, on his part assured the delegation of his commitment to see the 8th Parliament lives up to expectation.

He added that the many artificial borders created by our colonial masters must not serve as an impediment to sub-regional integration.

Speaker Bagbin, therefore, urged African leaders to rise up to the challenges confronting the continent and implement solutions that will improve the socio-economic conditions of Africans.