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BREAKING: Buhari reopens land borders

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, ordered the immediate reopening of the nation’s land borders.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who made the disclosure on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents shortly after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, said other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.

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The Presidency made this known in a tweet today. “President Buhari has directed the immediate opening of four land borders: Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun,” @NGRPresident tweeted.

The borders are Seme in the southwest, Illela in Sokoto State, Maigatari in the northwest, and Mfun in the south-south.

The minister, however, said restriction on the importation of some commodities, like rice and other products, would continue to be enforced.

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.

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