This organization was established after the conference held at Niamey in October, 1963 which led to the signing of a treaty known as the Act of Niamey. This organization consists of nine countries located along the River Niger.
MEMBER COUNTRIES OF N.B.C
Benin, Guinea, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Chad, 79 Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger.
ORGANS OF N.B.C
- The secretariat is located at Niamey, the capital of Niger.
- The Commission which has nine members known as Commissioners.
AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF N.B.C
- To create an avenue for a good and harmonious cooperation in the use of waters and natural resources of River Niger.
- To enhance and promote solid ground for navigation for all member countries.
- To foster good cooperation as regards rules and regulations binding the implementation of the principles stipulated in the Act of Niamey.
- To collect and make available information to member countries on matters concerning the River Niger.
- To create an avenue whereby projects of the various member countries are well considered in the overall interest before implementation.