Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

West Africa region has gotten deep in intensifying peace, love and unity amongst its countries. The region has created avenue for coorperation and togetherness. As part of this great enthusiasm, Nigeria and Ghana have agreed to further intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of both countries and that of the West African sub-region. This will no doubt aid better business transactions between both countries.

As the two largest economies in West Africa, the relationship between Nigeria and Ghana is a crucial one for the region. Trade ties are particularly important, and Nigeria’s high levels of productivity serve as an important source of capital for Ghana. Speaking with some patriotic Nigerians, many feel the cooperation is very crucial stating that both countries stand the chance to benefit from one another.

In addition, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity Mr Laolu Akande, said the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo made the statement when he received the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo at the Presidential Villa.

He stated that during the meeting, the two leaders highlighted the critical role that Nigeria and Ghana play as the “centrepiece” of the West African sub-region and deliberated on how to further improve as a centrepiece.

Similarly, he further explained that their discussion also included the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the revitalisation of the Ghana-Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation.

“Both leaders pledged to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of the sub-region,’’ he said.

It was reported that Akufo-Addo thanked the acting president for receiving his delegation on a special day, when Nigeria was commemorating Eid-el-Fitr. He said that his visit was part of an ongoing tour of the sub-region to “take stock of what’s going on, and to renew relations’’, stating that building relationships is very crucial to every nation and mustn’t be taken for granted. He said: “We are extremely excited about the ECOWAS sub-region and hope that we will be able to do a lot together.’’

Also, the Ghanaian president extended his good wishes to President Muhammadu Buhari, hoping that he would recover soon, however, Osinbajo on his part thanked the Ghanaian president for visiting Nigeria and hope that his purpose for visiting will be fulfilled.

Reports further confirmed that members of Akufo-Addo’s delegation included Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, as well officials of Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. These notable personalities gathered to further ensure that love, peace and unity continue to prevail in West Africa.


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