FG to set up presidential task force to dismantle checkpoints on Benin-Nigeria highway


BY: Victoria Ojeme

ABUJA: Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday said that the Federal Government has set up Presidential Task force to dismantle all check-points on Nigeria-Benin route to encourage trade and regional integration

Geoffrey Onyeama
Geoffrey Onyeama

Onyeama said this when the members of ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ELTS) Task Force at the borders of member states paid him a courtesy visit.

The ELTS Task Force led by its Spokesperson, Mr Ken Ukaoha, also gave the report of its finding on activities across the borders along the route and factors impeding free trade in the region.

The minister said that the Presidential Taskforce on Check-Points which would be inaugurated soon is domicile in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

“The government has set up a task force to address the checkpoint issues; clearly, Mr president has given the directive to remove all check-points.

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