As Nigeria marks its 60th anniversary, the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria (PAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite efforts to urgently evacuate stranded Nigerian Traders in Ghana.
The group made the appeal to the President following the recent clamped down of businesses by the host government.
In a press statement signed by its national director, Media, Emmanuel Imevbore Ohiomokhare in Abuja, congratulated President Buhari, and Nigerians for attaining the historic milestone at 60, adding that the country wouldn’t have come this far despite our diversity, without the sacrifices of heroes and heroines of Nigeria.
According to him, “As we mark this epic year, the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria passionately appeal to, President Buhari, to as matter of national importance and urgency; using the powers of Special Presidential gestures to Nigerians in the Diaspora, to consider the immediate evacuation of stranded Nigerian Traders in Ghana whose businesses were recently clamped down by the host government.
Ohiomokhare said the appeal has become increasingly necessary following the rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and impoverishment, sad feelings of grave abandonment and conflicting reports of attempted suicides by several victims some of whom are being threatened by their landlords; having lost their means of livelihood.
The group said, “Having been working closely with the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, towards finding a lasting solution to this lingering impasse, the Progressive Ambassadors of Nigeria is disappointed that all diplomatic measures taken so far with respect to this matter have not yielded the desired results.
“However, the PAN believes that while the diplomatic engagements continue, the immediate evacuation of these victims from Ghana remains the best and most appropriate nationalistic step to take at this material moment.”