NIGER BASIN COMMISSION (NBC)
What is Niger Basin Commission? Formation of Niger Basin Commission: Niger Basin Commission (NBC) was established by countries located in the Niger basin to maintain better co-operation on the use of the River Niger.
The Treaty establishing the commission was signed by the countries in October,1963. These countries are The Republic of Benin, Chad, Cameroun, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Niger Republic.
Objectives and functions of Niger Basin Commission NBC
- To guide navigation on the Niger River
- To ensure the most effective utilization of the resources of the river
- To streamline the construction of dams on the Niger River
- To ensure the most effective use of the Niger water
- To undertake schemes to control floods and erosion
- To promote studies on the agricultural potential of the River Niger.