Nigeria, Niger Republic inaugurate new trade corridor in Sokoto

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Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state gov

Many years after it was conceived, the Zamfara-Sokoto-Kebbi-Tahoua cross border trade routes have finally become a reality with its official inauguration.

The event, which was held at the Sokoto State Government House on Tuesday, was attended Govs. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, as well as Abdulrahman Musa of Tahoua region of Niger Republic.

In his remarks, Tambuwal said that inauguration of the trade corridor was another landmark achievement for Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission, aimed to ensure growth and economic development of the two countries.

He said the initiative would positively redress the several obstacles being experienced by the country’s cross-border traders such as road harassment, multiple and sometimes illegal check points, unnecessary delays and unlawful charges at the borders.

According to him, such…

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