|The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi(Middle) with
the Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Uba, during the minister’s inspection tour of the JBP
Joint Border Post(JBP) in Cotonoue ahead
of the Thursday’s meeting of Ministers of Transport, Infrastructure and Health
of Benin Republic, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Cote D’Ivore which held in
Cotonoue, Benin Republic.
Federal Ministry of Transportation as Nigeria’s Focal point, which doubles as
the Chair of the Joint Border Post Management Committee as provided in the Act
setting up the JBP.
Ibeleme, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the
support of the European Union (EU) established the Joint Border Post for
reasons of trade facilitation.
all checkpoints hindering trade facilitation along the Badagry-Seme border
areas to enable free movement of people and trade in line with the relevant
ECOWAS Protocols acceded to by ECOWAS Heads of States and Government.
is Nigeria’s Focal point and doubles as the Chair of the Joint Border Post
Management Committee in line with the Act setting up the JBP. The Ministry is also
responsible for the maintenance of the facility.
Ministry of Finance.
carried out by select Border Agencies of both countries working with
sub-committees which constitute a management committee of operatives chaired by
the Customs Services of the two countries.
the ECOWAS Act, have the responsibility of overseeing the general
administration of Joint the border post.
maintenance of facility , operations of the Joint border post, provision and
maintenance of JBP operational and administrative equipment became their
responsibility, the statement reads.