Ghana’s president expresses displeasure at Nigeria’s border closure


Ghana President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has broken silence over Nigeria’s border closure.

The border between Benin Republic and Nigeria was closed by the Federal Government a few weeks ago. According to Akufo-Addo, this is affecting regional integration.

The president disclosed this during a meeting with a delegation from the First Bank of Nigeria at the Jubilee House in Accra.

He said: “We are about to enter a delicate period in the ECOWAS journey looking ahead of the possibility of a single currency and trying to forge greater integration among our economies and at the same time have important security and other issues which confront us.

“We have this business of the closure of the Benin Border, which seems to some people to be a big blow to the ECOWAS project”.

Akufo-Addo argued that overall interest of member states should override individual national interest. “I believe that there are other considerations that we have to look at and examine to find a way so that we can live in this region in harmony and allow each one of us our national ambition to be fulfilled,” he added.

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