Nigerian woman commits suicide over closure of her shop in Ghana

Nigerian woman commits suicide over closure of her shop in Ghana

Nigerian woman commits suicide over closure of her shop in Ghana

A Nigerian woman, Stella Ogonna Okpaleke, has dedicated suicide after her shop was locked up by the authorities of the market the place she bought her items in Ghana.

Recall that final month the outlets of some Nigerians had been locked up by Ghanaian authorities over their lack of ability to fulfill strict buying and selling circumstances arrange by the federal government. The Ghanaian authority says merchants will need to have a million {dollars} as minimal international funding capital to do enterprise in Ghana as stipulated in its Ministry of Commerce and Trade Act, 2013.

The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian Merchants (NANTs), Ghana Chapter, disclosed the loss of life of Stella Okpaleke at present when the management visited the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Overseas Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to hunt the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter. 

Nnaji, armed with a petition to Buhari, known as for the intervention of the Federal Authorities over the alleged maltreatment of Nigerian businessmen in Ghana.

“Regrettably on Saturday, Sept. 22, one of our feminine members, Mrs Stella Ogonna Okpaleke, whose shop has been below lock and key by the Ghana authority dedicated suicide. She dedicated suicide primarily based on her shop and that of her husband that had been locked. The data we gathered was that after they locked the shop, she misplaced hope of reopening it. She is from Nnewi Native Authorities (Space) in Anambra. We truly don’t know the way a lot she owed, however we learnt that she took mortgage for her enterprise” he mentioned.

Nnaji famous that the harassment on the Nigerian group and merchants in Kumasi, Ghana by authorities in the nation, is so extreme and unbecoming.

“It’s unlucky that that very woman determined to take her personal life,” Nnaji mentioned and known as on Buhari to urgently intervene to avert comparable incidents in the long run. 

Responding to his feedback, Dabiri-Erewa expressed the Federal Authorities’s condolences to the union and the household of the deceased. She appealed to members of the union to stay calm and warranted them that the president would intervene in their case to make sure a long-lasting answer to the issue.

“I’m simply going to begin by interesting to you, I do know it’s painful, it’s emotional, it’s deep however I simply urge you to stay calm. I enchantment to you to stay calm and should the soul of Stella relaxation in excellent peace. When she is about to be buried, tell us in order that we might ship our condolence message to the household,” she mentioned.

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