BEVERLY HILLS, December 16, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate opening of four land borders.
The borders are Seme in the southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari in the northwest, and Mfun in the south-south.
The Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this after the week’s virtual FEC meeting, also said restriction on the importation of some commodities, like rice and other products, would continue to be enforced.
The President also directed other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.
Buhari had on December 8, 2020, revealed plans to reopen its land borders.
He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was part of the efforts by the government to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs into the country.
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