This will allow for Ghanaian goods in transit from Benin, and vice versa, pass to their destinations to avoid the damage of goods which may arise from the closure of Nigeria’s borders with Benin.
The government of Ghana is also expected to give further and detailed on Ghanaian traders and companies that do business in Nigeria. The information will help Nigeria's officials to better identify the Ghanaian traders.
These decisions were reached after Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayokor Botchwey, and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, met with their Nigerian counterparts in Abuja last Wednesday.
In a statement issued after the meeting, it said that the talks were to discuss further ways of solving the challenges Ghanaian companies are facing due to the border closure.
Nigeria closed its borders with Benin in August to prevent smuggling which was threatening the local economy. It was also aimed at stopping the movement of illicit weapons and other smuggled goods through the various entry points.
The closure has however affected the movement of goods and services from the West African sub-region into Nigeria through that section of the country’s border.