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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Nigeria, Benin Republic to operate joint border post


From Samaila Bayo, Birnin Kebbi

Nigeria and representatives of Benin Republic have concluded arrangements for the establishment of a one-stop border post.

The joint border post is to be established between the borders of the two countries at Tsamiya in Kebbi and Segbana in Benin Republic.

The arrangement was the outcome a meeting between Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi Area Command, Ehenacho Ernest Ojike who represented Nigeria and Aroune Darmane, the Head of Customs at Sebgana Border who represented Benin Republic.

The meeting is a follow up to the first meeting between the two countries on 21st of May, this year at Segbana, Benin Republic to streamline socioeconomic activities between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

While speaking to journalists, Ojike said the one stop border post arrangements would finetune the operational modality that will benefit both countries. 

He said "We have agreed to establish an internationally recognized one-stop border post. We have agreed to have a single entry declaration form for the two countries.

He added that Nigeria and Benin Republic are signatories to the World Trade Organization and World Customs Organization which have the principles of the one-stop border post.

Ojike said with this arrangement, there will be a joint agency inspection for goods and persons to ensure security and trade. "We will come together to inspect goods and persons coming in and going out of both countries", he said.

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