A delegation from the group led by the President of the Nigerian chapter of West Africa Association of Cross Border Trade, Agro-forestry, Pastoral, Fisheries products and Food, Mohammed Abdullahi, visited the shippers’ council headquarters recently, where he made the call for collaboration with the council.
The delegation was received by Cajetan Agu, Director, Consumer Affairs Division.
A statement by Rakiya Zubairu, Head, Public Relations of the council quoted the secretary of the association, Salami Nassiru, who said the purpose of the visit was to “formalise trade in West Africa, minimise smuggling as well as promote the trading of ECOWAS products and generate statistics of commodities traded in the sub-region.”
Agu, who received the delegation on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Hassan Bello, assured them of the council’s readiness to partner the association, pointing out that “the proposed areas of collaboration were in line with the council’s mandate.”
“In line with this purpose, the two Border Information Centres at Seme-Krake border and Jibia-Maradi border were established by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council to provide on-the-spot assistance like enlightenment and trade information to cross-border traders,” he said.
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