Order for the immediate reopening of four land borders has been given by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, ROYAL NEWS reports.
A tweet by the Presidency said: “President Buhari has directed the immediate opening of four land borders: Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun,” @NGRPresident tweeted.
Nigeria had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into country from neighbouring West African nations.
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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had last month hinted on the reopening of the nation’s borders.
Zainab Ahmed had said the presidential committee set up on the matter had completed its job and had recommended the reopening of the borders.
The minister, on Wednesday, after a Federal Executive Council meeting, disclosed the reopening of Seme Border in Lagos State, Illela Border in Sokoto State, Maigatari Border in Jigawa State, and Mfun Border in Cross River State.
According to her, other borders would be reopened before December 31, 2020.
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