After almost two years of closure, the federal government has reopened the four other borders shut in 2020.
The borders are; Idiroko border post, Ogun State (South-West Zone); Jibiya border post, Katsina State (North-West Zone); Kamba border post, Kebbi State (North-West Zone); and Ikom border post, Cross River State (South-South Zone).
The announcement was contained in a statement by the Controller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd), signed by E. I. Edorhe, a Deputy Controller General.
The statement partly read, “Sequel to the Presidential directive dated 16 December 2020 granting approval for phased reopening of land borders namely; Mfum, Seme, Illela and Maigatari borders across the country, I am directed to inform you that four additional borders listed below have been approved for re-opening.
“Consequently, all Customs formations and JBPTS are to take note and ensure that proper manning takes place in compliance with extant operational guidelines.
“Above is forwarded for your information and compliance, please.”