Borno, Cameroon commence cross-border trade
By Matthew ELOYI
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has inaugurated facilities that would encourage cross-border trading between his state and Cameroon.
Recall that the violence in northeastern Nigeria has driven more than two million people from their homes, halted livelihood opportunities, and has erased access to basic services, like healthcare and education.
The facilities rehabilitated include; Customs and Immigration Office, as well as a reconstructed police station and barracks, on the border between Nigeria’s town of Banki in Borno State and the town of Amchidé in Cameroon’s.
They were constructed through the Regional Stabilization Facility (RSF), led by the Nigerian Federal Government, with support from the UNDP and donor countries, such as Germany, the EU, Sweden, the UK, and the Netherlands.
According to a press statement obtained from the Acting Head of Communications, United Nations Development Programme, Alison Clement, Zulum noted that the commencement of the cross across-border activities would cement relationships existing among the people of both localities.