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Crisis: Gbajabiamila Gets Buhari’s Blessings, Leaves for Ghana

Crisis: Gbajabiamila Gets Buhari’s Blessings, Leaves for Ghana

Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, secured the blessings of President Muhammadu Buhari before leaving for Ghana on what he called “Legislative Diplomacy”, over the closure of Nigerian shops in the West African country.

Gbajabiamila had last week said the closure of Nigerian shops in Ghana contravened Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) trade protocols and had called for a decisive solution between both countries.

Addressing journalists after a meeting with President, Gbajabiamila, said he will meet with the Ghanaian Speaker of the parliament to look at the issues on ground, as it affects Nigerians citizens, and to try to calm things down and see way forward.

He said the situation calls for Legislative Diplomacy, just like in South Africa where he also intervened during the last xenophobic attacks that affected Nigerians.

He said the journey to Ghana is to discuss in the spirit of African Parliaments with focus on issues that affect African countries. 

He said the president was satisfied with his decision to intervene in the diplomat row with Ghana.

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