Nigeria ‘ll soon reopen land borders, says minister


The Federal Government may soon reopen Nigeria’s land borders that have been closed since August 2019.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed thin in Abuja on Wednesday.

The minister told state house correspondents that the presidential committee set up on the matter had completed its job and recommended the reopening of the borders.


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

She said the committee would soon submit its report to the President Muhammadu Buhari and a formal pronouncement would be made on the matter thereafter.

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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