Nigeria set to reopen land borders

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Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed

 

Nigeria is set to reopen its land borders with neigbouring West African countries, following recommendation by a presidential committee on the matter.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the closure of the borders in August 2019 to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into the country.

Ahmed, who addressed newsmen in Abuja, said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders.

The minister stated that the committee would soon submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.



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