Latest: President Buhari directs immediate opening of four land borders

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 directed the immediate opening four land boarders in the country.

The decision was recently disclosed in a message sent via the official Twitter page of The Presidency Nigeria.

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Buhari issued a command for the immediate closure of those boarders on August 2019, with partial openings and closings for people. The President disclosed in a meeting on December 8, that the closure of the land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling in of weapons and drugs.

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But things became more difficult for people as a result of inflated prices and scarcity of some commodities that were initially imported legally.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu however made known that the ‘message had sunk in’ to neighbouring countries used as a base for smuggling into Nigeria, that’s why the border was opened.

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