Speaking to Vanguard in Lagos, the IKOMCCIMA President urged the Federal Government to seize the numerous opportunities that lie within this corridor by removing the barriers obstructing the flow of trade.
She stated, "You know you have the Army, you have the Customs, you have the Immigration, you have the local communities themselves, setting up roadblocks, just too many for normal business to thrive and thrive successfully. We are talking about the entire ECOWAS corridor, linking to the Central African Republic. In fact, you do not need to be a soothsayer to know how significant it is.
The potential is boundless, and it's important to note that the border in question is particularly rich in agriculture. So, we are discussing the awakening of the agricultural potential in the area, and, of course, let's not forget that Calabar also possesses a seaport. It allows for the transportation of goods from the Calabar port via that route, or vice versa.
It's a matter of revitalizing and optimizing some of the existing infrastructure for the collective benefit of all."