A Nigerian woman has committed suicide following the closure of her shops by Ghanaian authorities, The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Ghana Chapter as reported in Abuja yesterday.
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The association disclosed this during a visit to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to seek the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.
The President of NANTS, Ghana, Chief Chukwuemeka Nnaji, said Mrs Stella Ogonna Okpaleke, a mother of three children, from Nnewi Local Government (Area) in Anambra State, committed suicide on Sept. 22 after her shops were locked for failing to meet strict trading conditions put by the Ghana Government.
It was said that she took a loan for her business
They plead with President Buhari to urgently intervene to avert similar incidents in the future.
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa appealed to members of the union to remain calm and assured them that the president would intervene in their case to ensure a lasting solution to the problem.
The Ghanaian authority is demanding that traders must have one million dollars as minimum foreign investment capital to do business in Ghana as stipulated in its Ministry of Trade and Industry Act, 2013.