Border Closure: Nigeria’s fuel consumption drops 30%


Two months into the closure of Nigeria’s land border to curb smuggling activities, especially rice, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is betting on the same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector.

The government’s directive will save the country billions of naira on import bills.

Receiving a delegation of Katsina State Elders Forum at his country home in Daura, the president said the country’s domestic fuel consumption had dropped by more than 30 per cent, following closure of land borders.

President Buhari said he had not given any date for the reopening of the land border until the situation improves.

The President commended the actions taken by the President of Niger Republic, Muhammadou Youssoufou, including the dismissal of officials and a ban on use of the…



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