President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the immediate reopening of the nation’s land borders.
Recall that 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.
The four borders that are to be reopened immediately are the Seme border in South West, Maigatari and Ilela borders in North West and Mfun borders in South-South.
The Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister said restriction on the importation of some commodities, like rice and other products including poultry would however continue.