Border closure: Land borders will be reopened soon-Minister of Finance

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed,earlier today has given indications that land borders closed since August 2019 will be reopened soon while in an interview with State House correspondents.

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Ahmed said the presidential committee set up on the matter had completed its job and had recommended reopening of the borders.

She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), 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.

Nigeria had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms, and agricultural products into Nigeria from neighbouring West African countries.

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