The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it discovered that countries were cheating the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja
“The border closure frankly speaking is what we needed to do and we had to do it. We cannot continue to subsidize the rest of West Africa.
“And the benefit for border closure for me, I think far surpasses the very little increase in inflation”, he said.
The minister noted that Nigeria had been able to save about 30 per cent from fuel consumption following the closure of the border.
He said: “We have been able to save about 30 per cent from our fuel consumption which means that over time we have been subsidizing the fuel consumption of other…