Insecurity: Nigeria Committed To Effective Border Relations With Neighbours FG

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to more effective border relations with neighbouring countries.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustafa stated this at the inauguration of the three-day Local Bilateral Committee, LBC meeting of Borno, Yobe States and Diffa Region of Niger Republic, on Monday in Maiduguri, organised under the auspices of the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation, NNJC.

Mustafa, represented by Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs in his office, Andrew David, said the meeting was arranged to foster unity and promote closer relationship with Niger Republic, as part of measures to further friendly relationships with international communities.

He noted that it is expected that at the end of this meeting there will be more effective border relationship, improved revenue generation and cooperation in agriculture, healthcare, commerce and industry as well as support for security agencies in curbing crimes and criminalities.

In his remarks, Secretary-General of Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation, Rabiu Akawu said the committee was established to promote good neighbourliness to jointly address common problems facing people along the borders of the two countries.

In their separate remarks, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state and his Yobe counterpart, Mai Mala Buni, highlighted some of the activities of their administrations geared towards strengthening ties between the two countries in areas of road transportation, healthcare, trade, commerce and livestock development.