- July 27, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: Natural Resources
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola has said the construction of a new double lane bridge over the Nigeria and Cameroon border will facilitate free trade.
Fashola said this at the inspection of the 1.5km newly constructed two lane bridge at the Nigerian and Cameroon border, Ekot-Mfum, Etung Local Government Area of Cross River on Monday.
The reports that construction of the bridge commenced on April 28, 2017 and was completed on March 2021 at the cost of $35.9 billion jointly paid by both countries.
According to the minister, the bridge will also enhance friendly relations and improve security.
”This is the first shoot of the harvest of completed projects proposed as the administration enters the second phase of the second term on its way out,” he said.
Fashola said that the administration’s plan to renew and expand old infrastructure would take the two countries to the future for many more decades and strengthen the relationship between them.
“We have had a strong relationship with the Republic of Cameroon in terms of trade and business.
“If you go to Aba, Enugu and Abakaliki for example, I can tell you that they are the route that facilitate trade, agro produce, merchandise and manufactured goods from Aba in Abia state.
“You can only expect that this will improve joint boarder patrol, more security, more efficiency which you see from the first buildings formed out integration of ECOWAS and sister nations of the continent should look like.