President Buhari: Land Borders Will Be Reopened As Soon As Possible

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told state governors during a meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, that the country’s land borders which have been closed since August 2019, in an offer to check smuggling into the country and encourage local creation, will be reopened as soon as possible.

The border closure has been heavily criticized in business circles as a daft piece of protectionist policy; and has been seen as a major contributory factor to inflation, food deficiencies, and a further debilitating of the country’s money.

“In my meeting with state governors today, I clarified that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders was halfway an endeavor to control the carrying in of weapons and drugs.

“Since the message has soaked in with our neighbors, we’re investigating resuming the borders as quickly as time permits,” the president said in a tweet.

The gathering with the governors was held in the midst of the stressing spate of weakness and banditry in the land.

The president will address a joint meeting of the national assembly on Thursday, December 10 with the subject of security on the front burner.

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