Nigeria’s Land Borders Will Be Reopened Soon- FG

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Zainab Ahmed

 

The Federal Government on Wednesday says the land borders would be reopened soon.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, during an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday.

The nation’s land borders have been closed since August 2019 .

Ahmed said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders.

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She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), following which a formal pronouncement would be made on the matter.

The minister did not, however, disclose when the report will be submitted and how soon the land borders will be reopened.

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 nation

 

Yetunde Adegoke

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