Ghana’s President, Mr John Dramani Mahama in an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Network Africa, has stated that Nigeria must quickly assume the responsibility to develop the economy of the West African sub-region.
Likening the Africa’s most populous nation to Japan, Mr Mahama urged Nigeria to be the ‘driver’ and drive the sub-region’s economy with its massive economy and market just as Japan did for Asia.
“Nigeria has a huge population and its role in West Africa, gives it a certain leadership that it must take on to itself, to drive the whole of the sub-region along.”
The President expressed his displeasure at closure of Nigeria’s market to the imports from the sub-region saying textiles produced in Ghana cannot be imported in Nigeria.
“Nigeria has nothing to fear from Ghana” he quipped, adding that Nigeria needs to open-up its economy and allow imports from Ghana.
He also spoke about an on-going review of arcade market law that led to the controversial expulsion of some Nigerian businesses from Ghana in 2012.
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