The Director General Cross River State Border Communities Development Commission (BORDERCOM), Mr. Noel Ugbong and his management members, paid a courtesy visit on the Executive Secretary Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), Captain Junaid Abdullahi at the Agency’s Corporate Head Office in Abuja to thank the Agency for the numerous projects executed in various Border Communities of Cross River State and handed over by the Agency to the Cross River State Government. The visit was to also seek for more collaboration with BCDA in the area of infrastructural development.

While speaking during the visit, Mr. Noel Ugbong thanked the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the Agency for the projects executed in the state, and expressed the need for BORDERCOM to be carried along right from the needs assessment, site identification, land acquisition and all other processes to be adopted by BCDA in the execution of future projects in Cross River State. This he said, is to forestall any bottlenecks that may arise from the benefitting communities as BORDERCOM is in a better position to educate and sensitize Border Communities in the state on behalf of BCDA.

The Executive Secretary in his response, appreciated the DG for identifying BCDA as a partner Agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the upliftment of the lives and livelihood of people living in Border Communities of Cross River State. Captain Junaid Abdullahi also reassured the DG BORDERCOM that the Agency will continue to do more in Cross River State. 


The African Students Union Parliament (ASUP) Presented the Pan African Leadership Award to the Executive Secretary of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) Captain Junaid Abdullahi, for his outstanding achievements in promoting Pan-Africanism through Leadership and Socio-economic Development projects. The award is conferred on Leaders that have made substantial progress in empowering Students and Youth in their home country and other African Nations.

In his address, during the well-attended ceremony at the Agency’s Corporate Head Office in Abuja, the Speaker of ASUP and leader of the delegation, Rt. Hon. Kewul A. Suleh said the organization is an umbrella body that covers all the students within the 54 African Union Member Countries with the core objectives of encouraging harmonious co-existence among Member States students.

The Speaker commended the Executive Secretary for his contribution in the Campaign against Drug and Substance Abuse in Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria and African Nations that are battling Substance Abuse among Youth and Students. He went further to say that the vigorous pursuit of socio-economic and infrastructural development projects by the Agency in the 21 International Borderline States in Nigeria under the exemplary leadership of the Executive Secretary, have helped to engage the youths positively and thereby reducing substance abuse in the country and its African neighbours.

Also noted, was the Executive Secretary’s passion in empowering students to take on Leadership Training and Leadership Positions in their respective institutions. The Sustainable Development Initiatives headed by the Executive Secretary were also highlighted as the forward-thinking approach necessary for continuous Socio-Economic progression in Africa.

The African Students Union Parliament also recognised the conviviality of Management Members and Staff of the Agency with an award for their Corporate Contributions Towards the delivery of BCDA’s mandate. The Executive Secretary BCDA, Captain Junaid Abdullahi in his response, whilst appreciating the African Students Union Parliament for the honour bestowed on him, looked forward to a more robust partnership with the organization.


The Border Communities’ Development Agency (BCDA) recently played host to the Federal Character Commission at the conference hall of the Agency in Maitama, Abuja.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Captain Junaid Abdullahi while welcoming the team from Federal Character Commission reiterated the Agency’s readiness to fulfill its mandate in the areas of providing basic social and infrastructural amenities in every border community. He further explained that there are about 3,000 border communities in 21 States of the country and the task before the Agency is enormous. He however reassured the team that his Management team is capable of discharging the functions of the Agency.
In Response, Mr Alabi James Morakenyo who led the Education Committee from the Education Committee from the Federal Character Commission thanked the Executive Secretary for giving them audience. He lauds the good works of the Agency and assures the Executive Secretary and Management of a good working relationship. He Stated that the purpose of their visit is to intimate the Agency of their second mandate. He explained that the general public seems to be more acquitted with their first mandate which is equitable representation of citizens from every state in Nigeria in recruitment and career progression in the civil and public service. He however, said their committee on Education is in BCDA to enlighten the Agency about their second mandate which is about equitable representation in the distribution of amenities and development in all the states under the mandate and jurisdiction of the Agency. He solicited for cooperation to enable their Committee fulfill its mandate.
After a robust interactive session, both Agencies of Government agreed to work together for common good of the country.


The Head Special Projects led the Leadership Newspaper on a visit to Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), recently. The visit took place at the conference hall of the Agency’s corporate headquarters.
The Executive Secretary of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) Captain Junaid Abdullahi personally received the Leadership delegation. In his welcome address, the Executive Secretary extols the good work which the newspaper has been doing as the fourth Estate of the realm. He commended the Leadership newspaper for its objectivity in journalism.
The Leadership newspaper team which was led by Mr Abubakar Momoh, thanked the Executive Secretary for the privilege given to them to visit and solicit for partnership with the Agency in areas of publicity. He explained the various publication on their stable and tenets of their profession. He outlined what the Agency stands to gain by partnering with them and promised to give coverage to the BCDA’s numerous activities. He further explained that the leadership newspaper has a very wide reach and it is a national paper that can add value to the activities of the Agency.
The Executive Secretary and Management of BCDA got clarifications on issues of mutual benefit to both organizations and promised to partner with them as this will enhance the publicity of the Agency’s activities.



The new Executive Secretary, Captain Junaid Abdullahi resumed office on Thursday, 18th October, 2018.

Shortly after his resumption, a handover meeting was held with the Outgoing Director, Management of the agency and Units Heads.

In her handover address, the Outgoing Director Mrs. Jummai Idakwo expressed her appreciation to the Management Team and the entire Staff of the Agency for the cooperation received throughout the period she served as Overseeing Director. She enjoined Staff to extend the same working pattern with the New Executive Secretary as she presented her Handover Note to him.

The Executive Secretary, in his response said it was an honour and privilege to join the Agency’s Management Team. He said with the strategic nature of the Agency to Government, the task before the Management is to reposition, reinvigorate, reorganize the Agency in line with its mandate for effective delivery.

He emphasized on the need for proactive approach as our major responsibility is to bring socio-economic development to the border communities who though are in large population are isolated due to poor roads and communication networks, and are vulnerable to cross border banditry, smuggling activities and infiltration by undesirable elements.

He further said, the focus areas will be to conduct NEEDS Assessment to prepare a five-year program of action for the development of the border communities. This, he added will be achieved after a repositioning of the Human Resources which is the biggest asset of the organization.

The Executive Secretary was accompanied in the event by his support Staff.