Alongside the Joint Border Post that is being commissioned by both the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, today, Thursday, 3rd of November 2022, the two presidents will also be commissioning the new bridges that connect both countries together.
According to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Joint Border Bridge is one of the projects under the Transport Facilitation Programme for the Bamenda-Enugu Corridor, which is also known as the Nigeria/Cameroon Multinational Highway and Transport Facilitation Programme (NCMH&TFP).
According to the information revealed on the official social media page of the Federal government of Nigeria, the construction of the bridges are aimed at improving relations between Nigeria and Cameroon through the facilitation of movement of people, goods and services between both countries.
It is also believed that the bridges will also serve as a major economic route connecting the ECOWAS countries and their Economic Community of Central African States counterparts.
Check out photos of the new bridges below.
The Federal Government revealed that the newly constructed two-lane border bridge will be replacing the over 70 years old single-lane bridge at the border. It is also expected to improve the efficiency of the logistic chain of transport by the removal of traffic and non-traffic barriers along the transnational highway and corridor.