Nigeria’s Borders closure: President Buhari says no end date yet.

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders.

He said that the borders would remain closed until the aim for the closure is achieved.

Nigeria’s land borders were closed in August mainly to check the mass smuggling of products like rice and petrol.

In October the Comptroller-General of the Nigerians Customs Service, Hameed Ali, announced that “all goods for now are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure we have total control over what comes in.”
Despite the attendant advantages of the closure to development in the country,
the closure has led to the rising prices of food products in the country.

Undeterred by criticism, the government recently announced that the borders will remain shut till at least January 2020.

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