Nigeria, Cameroon launch 1.5km Mfum joint border bridge

Ministers of the Federal Government of Nigeria and Cameroon have inaugurated a newly constructed 1.5-kilometer joint border bridge at Mfum in the central part of Cross River State.

The bridge which links both countries costs 44 million dollars.

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

The bridge, which 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 neighboring nations…

“The construction of the bridge over Cross River State is part of the transport facilitation program on the Bamenda-Mamfe-Abakaliki-Enugu corridor. The corridor covers 441 kilometers of road and will contribute to facilitating trade and strengthening 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 kilometers or do his business on either side.”



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