Benin Republic, Oyo partner on trade, trans-border crimes

Abiola Ajimobi

The Republic of Benin has expressed readiness to partner with the Oyo State Government toward strengthening bilateral trade, agriculture and forestalling trans-border crime.

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Benin, William Comlan, disclosed this in Ibadan on Monday during a courtesy visit on Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his office.

Comlan highlighted the importance of fostering mutual understanding with the Oyo State government to boost trade and commerce as well as find lasting solution to other border related challenges.

“Our visit is to learn some new strategies from Nigeria, particularly Oyo State. We believe such cooperation could further strengthen the relationship that exists between the state and our country,” he said.

He stated that the choice of the state was as a result of strategic boundaries that linked Nigeria with the Republic of Benin through Oyo State.

Ajimobi, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olalekan Alli, said the state government remained committed to giving support and necessary assistance toward facilitating peace and development across the West African region. 

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