Buhari To Reopen Nigeria’s Land Borders – Finance Minister


The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian Government says plans were on to reopen the nation’s land borders which were shut in 2019.

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview with State House correspondents.

The nation’s land borders have been closed since August 2019 as parts of efforts to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into country from neighbouring West African nations.

Ahmed, according to a report by The PUNCH, said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders.

She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President Buhari, following which a formal pronouncement would be made on the matter.

The minister did not, however, disclose when the report will be submitted and how soon the land borders will be reopened.

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