The Federal Government will explore all diplomatic options in resolving the ongoing trade rift between Nigerian Traders in Ghana and the Government of Ghana, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo CON, made this known while answering questions from journalists after the inauguration of the newly elected Executives members of the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) in his office in Abuja.

Otunba Adebayo said that consultation is going on at the diplomatic level between the two countries to ensure that the matter be resolved amicably.

R-L, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo mni and President of the Jigawa Chamber of Commerce  Industry, Mines and Agriculture (JICCIMA ) Hon.Muhammed Mukhtar Birniwa during a courtesy visit to the Ministry in Abuja

The Minister appreciated the members of CICAN for the good coverage of the Ministry’s   activities since their assumption in Office as Ministers, as he cherished the cordial relationship that exists between him and the 4th estate of the realm and CICAN members in particular.

L-R, Director, Planning, Policy, Research and Statistics Department (PPR&S), Alh. Tijjani  Inuwa  Babura, Director,  Commodities and Export Department (CED)  Mr. Suleiman  Audu and Director, Trade Department,  Aliyu Muhammed  Abubakar  at the event in Abuja.

He further called for closer collaboration between the Ministry and CICAN and assured the members of the Ministry’s continuous support.

Adebayo also used the occasion to inform them that the Ministry will soon come up with various programmes and solicits for their support, cooperation in giving the events adequate publicity.

R-L, President of JICCIMA ), Hon. Muhammed Mukhtar Birniwa, Director- General, JICCIMA, Zaharadeen Sanusi and Managing Partner, Fanati Consultancy, Hassan Hashim at the event in Abuja

The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Fredrick Idehai commended the Honorable Minister and solicited for support from various agencies under the Ministry, he however assured the Minister of CICAN’s coverage of the Ministry’s activities.

Olayinka Sorinolu


For:Deputy Director/Head, Press & Public Relations Unit