His Excellency Ibas Ibok-Ete Ekwe, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana has paid a working visit to the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong at his office in Koforidua, the regional capital on Thursday 28th July 2022.
The purpose of the visit was to interact with the regional minister, the Nigerian community in the region and some other key stakeholders, aimed at deepening the relationship between the two countries.
In his opening statement, Mr. Acheampong expressed his happiness about the visit and underscored the need to maintain the good relationship that the two nations have enjoyed over the years, adding that, given the geographical location of Ghana, surrounded by Francophone countries, Nigeria as the closest English speaking country plays a key role in the developmental need of Ghana.
He urged the Nigerian community in the region to continue to dialogue with the Security institutions and leadership in the region to get their challenges resolved.
Hon. Acheampong indicated that the region was peaceful and encouraged the Nigerian community to live within the laws of the country.
On his part, H. E. Ibas Ibok-Ete thanked the minister for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage since his arrival to the region.
He opined that, for ECOWAS to achieve economic integration, the people within the sub-region have to be integrated first.
The two leaders discussed security issues, threat to security and the need to confront these challenges. Among the security issues discussed were trafficking including child trafficking and girls trafficking, cybercrime and threat of terrorism.
At the Regional Security Council meeting ( REGSEC), H. E. Ibas and the Nigerian community in the region were given the opportunity to interact with the Security Chiefs where some of their concerns were addressed.
He consequently paid a courtesy call to the Paramount Chief of New Juaben Traditional Council where he interacted with the Chief and his elders.
The High Commissioner was accompanied by Unah Joseph, Consular Officer, Ululere Sevanus Joseph, protocol officer and Adimabua John.

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