Cross-border trade: Kebbi constructs link-roads to Benin, Niger

Cross-border trade: Kebbi constructs link-roads to Benin, Niger
Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu

The Kebbi State Government, on Tuesday, said it is constructing roads linking the state to Benin and the Niger Republic, in order to boost international trade with border communities.

A statement issued in Birnin Kebbi by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Dakingari, said the State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, made this known during a visit to Yeldu, Gandu Wala and Mai Kali communities in the state.

Bagudu said that work on one of the roads is being undertaken by Shinco Nigeria Limited.

He said, ”We are going to link places like Niamey, Bachaka, Madanfara, Kare, Dadin Kowa, all border villages between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

“We are in the area to inspect the project, which when completed would link Nigeria with Benin, Niger and other West African countries. This would create immense economic benefits to the people.”

The governor interacted with dry season farmers in Makera on how to assist them maximize their output. He also assured Fulani women in the area, that the state government would enter into franchise on dairy production, so as to bring immense benefit to those engaged in livestock farming.