Trade experts in Ghana have criticized Nigeria’s bully attitude that led to the closure of its land borders from August 2019 till December 2020, and cautioned that, that kind of decision would not be condoned by the AfCFTA.
Speaking on Eye on Port, the Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, and the Member for Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, empathized with Nigeria’s reasoning to safeguard its market and people, but disagreed with the option to close its borders.
“If you ask me, I still challenge the rationale for Nigeria to close its borders,” he stated.
According to him, Nigeria’s closure of the border was to flex its muscle as the regional superpower.
“They see themselves as big brothers of West Africa and can decide to do what they want to do,” Mr. Ahenkorah expressed.