Trans-Border Movement and Trading Activites across Nigeria– Benin Republic Border


  • Adetunji Musilimu Adeyinka Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria


In Nigeria and Republic of Benin borders, people move across the boundary without possessing all the necessary documents to back up their journey. It is on this premise that this study examines the salient factors responsible for movement of people across Nigeria - Republic of Benin borders. The study covers three local government areas in Ogun state sharing borders with Republic of Benin. The structured questionnaire was designed to elicit information from the head of household on their involvement in trans-border trading. Secondary data were obtained from the documentary sources. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed to analyses the data. The finding revealed that people move freely across the borders to visit their friends, engage in social functions and involved in trans-border trading. The study concludes that the Nigerian government should regulate the custom duty imposed on goods imported into the country so as to normalize the differential in the price of goods. Besides, there is need to enlighten the communities border the rationale behind the possession of travelling document before crossing the international boundaries.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n1p415


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Trans-Border Movement and Trading Activites across Nigeria– Benin Republic Border. (2014). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 415.