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ECOWAS Commission Visits Seme-Krake Joint Border Patrol

ByHybrid News

Jun 22, 2023

Representatives from the ECOWAS Commission have visited the management team of the Seme-Krake joint border post security to monitor the activities at the common control zone shared by Nigeria and Benin Republic.

During the visit, the head of the ECOWAS delegation emphasized the importance of reducing checkpoints along the border route, particularly for trade which is jointly facilitated by the Customs organizations of both countries.

In response, the Chairman of the joint border post security team, Comptroller Dera Nnadi mni, called on businessmen to take advantage of the government’s recently implemented trade export policies.

He also commended the Nigerian government for repairing the roads along the border route and noted the improved relationship between the two countries, as well as the development of facilities at the Seme-Krake border post.

In another development, Comptroller Nnadi mni met with community leaders from Badagry at the Customs Command which served as a platform for discussing community development, addressing challenges, and finding solutions to issues that had arisen.

Regarding the importation of cars, Comptroller Nnadi mni assured the community members that the matter was being addressed. He also encouraged them to make use of the Customs clinic, which offers subsidized rates.

Youth leaders from the community appealed for the reopening of the land borders to promote vehicle import businesses.

To foster healthy inter-community games, particularly football, and improve communal relationships while curbing youth restiveness, the youths were presented with sports attire.

The ECOWAS Commission delegation included Ashoke Maliki, the head of road transport, representatives from the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the Controller of Customs Seme Border, Comptroller Dera Nnadi mni, the Comptroller of Customs Federal Republic of Benin Krake, Ayivi Eliane, and others.

Also in attendance were the Chairman of the Badagry West LCDA, Joseph Gbenu, the Oba of Kweme Kingdom, Oba Sejiro James, and youth leaders from the community.

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