BY: Victoria Ojeme
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Agriculture and Rural Development counterpart, Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, met over cross border issues.
The joint ministerial meeting was held in preparation for the forthcoming tripartite anti-smuggling committee meeting comprising Nigeria, Benin, and the Republic of Niger.
Also at the meeting were the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Ali.
Speaking after the meeting, Onyeama said President Muhammadu Muhammadu Buhari set up a committee comprising the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Justice, Finance, Interior, including the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service to ask the governments of Niger and Benin to set up also, similar committees in the two countries and also to meet.
“So, we are planning to have a meeting of those committees in a very near future. This was a…