Nigeria restates conditions to reopen borders with Benin, others

The Federal Government on Wednesday restated the conditions under which its borders with neighbouring countries will be reopened.

The Ministers of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and her counterpart in the Information and Culture Ministry, Lai Mohammed, said the conditions include strict compliance with the protocols all parties committed to respect.

Both Ministers spoke at the end of the weekly Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) meeting in Abuja on the closure of the Nigerian border by the Federal Government and the efforts to reopen it.

The Ministers said the decision to close the border was temporary, adding that discussions have indeed advanced between Nigeria and its neighbours on the possibility of reopening the borders soon.

“We expect that the…

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