No date yet to reopen Nigeria’s borders, Buhari insists


President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders.

He said that the closure would remain until the situation improved.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Nigeria partially closed its land borders in August, mainly to check the mass smuggling of products like rice and petrol.

In October the Comptroller-General of the Nigerians Customs Service, Hameed Ali, announced that “all goods for now are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure we have total control over what comes in.”

This was the first official confirmation of a full border closure.

He said that, reopening the border depends largely on the “neighboring countries ability to comply with the rules governing cross-border…



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