Customs services from Nigeria, Niger,Chad, Benin Republic and Cameroon have agreed to streamline their checkpoint operations by using the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, the local media reported Tuesday.
The report said the countries, in a communique issued at the end of their meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, expressed the need to adhere strictly to the provisions of transit protocols in the regional economic groups.
They called for regional trade and the need to foster professionalism in Customs operations.
They also canvassed the setting up of dedicated desks to address the issues and challenges related to transit trade among the proximate countries.
The services commended the joint border patrol currently in operation between Nigeria and Niger, and urged the other countries to emulate such.