The Oyo State Government and the Republic of Benin have announced their readiness to partner towards strengthening bilateral trade, agriculture and forestalling trans-border crime.
Chief of Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Benin, William Comlan, broke the news during a courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi in his office in Ibadan.
Comlan highlighted the importance of fostering mutual understanding with the Oyo State Government to boost trade and commerce as well as finding lasting solution to other border related challenges.
“Our visit is to learn some new strategies from Nigeria, particularly Oyo State. We believe such cooperation could further strengthen the relationship that exists between the state and our country,” he said.
Comlan stated that the choice of the state was as a result of strategic boundaries that linked Nigeria with the Republic of Benin through Oyo State.
Ajimobi, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olalekan Alli, said the government remained committed to giving assistance towards facilitating peace and development across the West African region.