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ECOWAS: Osinbajo Departs Nigeria For Ghana

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to depart Abuja on Tuesday morning for Accra, Ghana to attend an extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the crisis in Mali.

Prof. Osinbajo, who is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit, will join other leaders in the sub-region to discuss the political crisis in Mali and the security situation in the sub-region at large.

The Accra meeting will form part of several efforts by leaders in the sub-region to resolve Mali’s political crisis.

β€œWhile in Accra, the Vice President will also meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana to discuss issues bothering on their wellbeing in the West African country,” a statement released by the Presidency on Twitter read.

Nigerian traders in Ghana recently had their stores closed due to the requirement to pay the Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) registration fee which is pegged at $1 million minimum foreign equity.

A truce was reached when the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila met Ghanaian authorities.

Meanwhile, on Osinbajo’s entourage is the minister of state for foreign affairs Zubairu Dada.

Prof Osinbajo is expected back in Abuja later in the day.

Gregory University Uturu, Abia State
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