JUST IN: Nigeria set to reopen borders


Indications have emerged that land Nigeria’s land borders which have been shut down r August 2019 will be reopened soon.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, gave the indication of reopening of the border during an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday.

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

She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President Muhammadu Buhari 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 nations.

Many groups and we’ll meaning Nigerians have called for it to be reopened following the economic crisis facing the nation.

Nigeria is has officially entered another economic recession, the worst in the last thirty years.

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