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Dele Momodu pledges to offer palliatives to displaced Nigerian traders

Media mogul, Dele Momodu, has reacted to the recent closure of some shops owned by Nigerian businessmen and women in Ghana by some Ghanaian authorities.

In the statement released, Momodu stated that the closure of shops of Nigerians in an African country makes a caricature of the Black Lives Matter campaign which has overwhelmed the world in recent times. He pledges to give palliatives for the displaced Nigerian businessmen and women in the spirit of brotherliness. He also called on all well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the affected traders.

Read his statement below;


“I note with sadness the viral videos of Nigerian investors being flogged and thrown out of their shops in Ghana. As an avowed pan-Africanist and a fanatical disciple of former Ghanaian President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, I have become traumatized about the future of Africa. The Osagyefo must be seething with anger and rage in his grave, if he could see how Africans are treating themselves at this time and age.


“Just imagine that this is coming at a momentous period when the world is campaigning that BLACK LIVES MATTER, but Nigerians are being kicked around like football by our closest Brothers and friends. And what is the excuse for this act? An incredibly brutal “Law” which stipulates that foreign small-scale traders must invest $1 million in the Ghanaian economy. How many companies in the world started business with such a stupendous amount? If the Europeans and Americans had promulgated such Laws against Nigerians and Ghanaians living abroad, many of us would have accused them of racism and discrimination. What is worse, some of these traders actually have their valid papers and registered long before the coming of this atrocious requirement by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, but the Law enforcers blatantly refused to listen to the cries of these hardworking but hapless traders.


“Another excuse is that they claimed Nigeria shut its borders against neighboring countries. While I agree that the decision to shut our borders is regrettable, this has nothing to do with Ghana. No Ghanaian has been asked not to do business in Nigeria. No Ghanaian has been asked to invest any compulsory amount of money before setting up shops in Nigeria. We make immigrants totally welcome here. I once intervened on behalf of a Ghanaian couple when their factory was going to be demolished amongst some illegal structures in Agbara Estate. I had to call the then Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who exempted the Ghanaians on the compassionate grounds that they were Ghanaian investors in Nigeria.
Nigerians and Ghanaians have been too interwoven and inter-marrying for ages, including the current President of Ghana, the great Nana Akufo-Addo who was once an in-law of Nigeria. His cousin, Adelaide Ofori-Atta, was married to Chief Sammy Oluseun Olagbaju, a prominent Nigerian Businessman who died in 2016. Myma Adwowa Belo-Osagie, Princess Abba Folawiyo, Mrs Edith Korantema Koranteng Fajemirokun, are amongst many Ghanaian women married to prominent Nigerian families.
My personal love for Ghana, and respect for Ghanaians, has never been in doubt. I have been the Chief Promoter of Ghana to the world in the past 25 years. I once worked closely with The Hon. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, of blessed memory, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Agyekum Kufuor. Ovation International magazine was instrumental in showcasing the pristine beauty of Ghana to a global audience at the time. Many Nigerian companies started expanding their operations to Ghana, based on the positive stories we sold to the world, especially Nigeria. Today, Nigerians control huge investments in Banking, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Retail, Entertainment, Education, Hospitality, Tourism, Medicals, Aviation, Shipping, Transportation, Textiles, Churches, etc.
I’m saddened that all our efforts of those days are about to be wasted by this latest imbroglio.
“I have reached out, and obtained the full names and phone contacts of the Nigerian traders mostly affected by this unfortunate and unnecessary incidents. Each of them will receive my humble widow’s mite, with no strings attached and no political motives whatsoever. My motivation is just the fact that we should be our Brother’s keepers at all times.
I implore men and women of good conscience to stand up and intervene speedily in this matter. God bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Republic of Ghana.”
LIST OF NIGERIAN TRADERS AFFECTED BY THE FORCEFUL CLOSURE OF SHOPS IN ACCRA, GHANA

  1. CHUKWUEMEKA IHEJIRIKA
    2 PAUL OKECHUKWU
    3 JUSTINE IKECHUKWU NWACHUKWU
    4 BLESSING UGWUOKE
    5 CHINEDU MBANUGO VALENTINE
    6 LOVETH CHUKWUEMEKA
    7 JOHNSON ARINZE
    8 PAULINK GLOBAL DIGITAL
    9 GODWIN OGBU FRANCIS
    10 SAMSON ANAYOANIAWA
    11 TITUS EZEMA UGWOKE
    12 TONY IZUCHUKWU ANYAEGBU
    13 UGOCHUKWU UCHENNA ONUOHA
    14 CHIKWENDU IKE NDUBUISI
    15 IBEH KINGSLEY
    16 DAVID IKECHUKWU MUANYA
    17 AUGUSTINE EKWOH
    18 OLIVER OMEKE
    19 OKAAH OBURUZO
    20 JONAS UGWOKE UGWUOGO
    21 OBINNA LUCKY
    22 EZE VICTOR CHINEDU
    23 STANLEY UMEALAEKWE
    24 IGBONAJU DESMOND
    25 OKEKE NELSON
    26 UGWOE ERNEST
    27 ANI EMEKA SOLOMON
    28 CHUKWUEMEKA T. P ONYEKAONWU
    29 GOODLUCK MADUABUCHI OKWARA
    30 OKECHUKWU SAMUEL
    31 CHRISTOPHER UBANATU
    32 INNOCENT UDE
    33 CHINEDU DESMOND NWABURUEBU
    34 KINGSLEY EJIKE MBADIWE
    35 OKECHUKWU IFEAKANWA
    36 BENJAMIN ONAH
    37 TOCHUKWU JULIUS EZEH
    38 UGWU ALPHONSUS IFEANYI
    39 AMAKA VICTORIA
    40 OHAYI CHIGBOGU PAUL
    41 TITUS CHINASA
    42 OLISA ADINDU KINGSLEY
    43 EZE PAUL TOCHUKWU
    44 IGWE PAUL IKECHUKWU
    45 STEVEN OKOYE
    46 OSMOND OSINACHI OKOYE
    47 UDOKA NZELU
    48 UGWU ONYEKA JOE
    49 UGWUMADU ONYEDIKA CALLISTUS
    50 CHUKWU VICTOR PAUL
    51 FAMOUS HANNAH
    52 KELVIN MAMAH
    53 EZE SUNDAY
    54 MARTIN ANAKUDO ARINZE
    55 VIINE OBI NWODO
    56 PETER TOCHUKWU
    57 UGWOKE PATRICK
    58 EMMANUEL OHEAKESI
    59 UGONNANYA CANDY EZE
    60 BENNEDICT REUBEN (TIGO)
    61 NWAZUOKE CHRISTOPHER CHUKWUDI
    62 RAYMOND UGWU
    63 NKOKU NDUBUISI JACOB
    64 UDENYI LEONARD
    65 RICHARD DOUGLAS
    66 JAMES UZAR KINGSLEY
    67 ONUORAH EBUKA DESTINY
    68 CHUKS EZE
    69 SUNDAY JOSEPH
    70 FRESSY EZE
    71 KINGSLEY UCHENNA NNAEGBUNA
    72 UGOCHUKWU RAPHAEL
    73 AGUDILE CHIZOBA MIRACLE
    74 PAUL ONYEKACHI UGWUOKE
    75 IZUNABOR NONSO COLLINS
    76 ONYEKE UCHENNA WISDOM
    77 FLORENCE EZI
    79 TOCHUKWU UBAH
    80 BRIGHT OHIARA
    81 OZIOMA ONWUZUGHA
    82 JOSEPH UGWU
    83 JOSEPH EZUZOBI
    84 EMMANUEL IFEANYI
    85 EJIKE DOMNIC
    86 CHUPEZ ARINZE
    87 RICHARD OBIDINMA
    88 NNADI KINGSLEY EJIOFOR
    89 OBI AUGUSTINE
    90 SUNDAY DONATUS
    91 EMMANUEL ADIBE
    92 NWOKOCHA GODWIN
    93 EZE LUCKY
    94 LAWRENCE AMANDIANEZE ANIEKWE
    95 ONYEANULA CHINEDU GODWIN
    96 EZE FRANCIS
    97 UKWUNGWU LINUS
    98 COLLINS CHIDIEBERE
    99 IBEH TOCHUKWU
    100 ABUGU CLEMENT
    101 FAVOUR ANITA
    102 CHINEDU ONYEMACHUKWU
    103 ALEX EZIOKWU
    104 AMBROSE OGWUEGBU
    105 EMEKA POLITE
    106 BLESSEDUC AVENUE
    107 NEWLY INTERNATIONAL UCHE CHUKWU OKEZIE
    108 JOHN NKE
    109 IHEAGWAM B. IYKE
    110 NNAJI IZUCHUKWU
    111 GLORIOUS BLESSED SEA LAND (TONY IGBOMALU)
    112 FEDELIS OBI
    113 MIKE EZE
    114 CHIMA ORIAKU
    115 OBINNA EKWECHI
    116 AUGUSTINE UKPABIA
    117 MONEKE MICHAEL K
    118 OGOCHUKWU NWANKWO
    119 EMMANUEL AGBATA
    120 EMMANUEL IGWE
    121 NELSON OKECHUKWU
    122 IKENNA NWAKAOZOR
    123 NNAEMEKA GODWIN
    124 CHINEDU MBIONWU
    125 AKONAM EZEANOLUE
    126 CHINEDU OKPALAEKE
    127 CHINEDU UKABIA
    128 EMEKA UGWUNNWA
    129 EJIKE EZEDINIRU
    130 CHUKWU NONSO OKEY
    131 STANLEY CHIMEZIE UDEH

Chukwuani Victoria

Chukwuani Victoria is a talented writer who's passionate about storytelling and in all things entertainment, political /national news and social media trends. Victoria holds a BSC in Biology and also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. Victoria likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.

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