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EU proposes road infrastructure to combat smuggling in Nigeria, nine African nations

The European Union (EU) has asked Nigeria and nine other neighbouring African countries to develop road infrastructure networks across specific zones to combat smuggling activities in the region under the Gateway Corridor project.

Naijaonpoint learnt of this proposal via a statement posted on the official X (formerly Twitter) account of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday, after EU representatives led by Louis Jacques Blondaiu met with Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, earlier in the week.

The statement noted that, in addition to helping to curb illicit activities on the borders and suppress smuggling operations in the subregion, the Getaway Corridor operation also intends to promote trade facilitation.