Ex-VP Sambo backs border closure

Namadi Sambo


Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the closure of Nigeria’s land border, describing it as one of the most impactful policies of the administration.

Sambo said this at the annual conference and award ceremony organised by Leadership newspaper on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the border closure policy was aimed at curbing the challenges of smuggling of firearms and drugs, human trafficking, trans-border insurgency among others.

The former VP said the infraction of the border opening had threatened the peace, stability and economy of Nigeria as a nation.

Sambo also said that the media played a central role in setting and shaping public agenda, the individual, issues, events and topics that were seen as vital to society and public interest.

He said that those serving the nation should realise that the media is watching to identify those making the sacrifice that could be emulated by young Nigerians.

Sambo said if the country had continued to import some goods, it would have spent millions of dollars, stressing that companies were becoming competitive, especially fertilizer companies.

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