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Nigeria, Cameroon inaugurate 1.5km Mfum joint border bridge in Cross River

The $44 million bridge links both countries.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and his Cameroonian counterpart, Mr. Paul Biya, were represented by the Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, and Cameroonian Minister of Public Works, Emmanuel Nganou Njoumessi.

The bridge, which has has two lanes, is located at the border towns of Mfum in Etung Local Government Area of Cross River State and Ekok in Cameroon.

Biya congratulated both countries for the completion of the project which started some decades ago.

He said: “The project illustrates the confidence that exists between the two neighbouring nations…

“The construction of the bridge over Cross River State is part of the transport facilitation programme on the Bamenda-Mamfe-Abakaliki-Enugu corridor. The corridor covers 441 kilometres of road and will contribute to facilitate trade and strengthen relations between Cameroon and Nigeria.

“Today, the Bamenda-Enugu corridor is fully tarred; so, one can comfortably drive from Bamenda to Enugu or from Yaounde to Abuja to cover 1,100 kilometres or do his business on either side.”

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