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FG To Reopen Nigeria’s Land Borders Soon



Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government has said it will soon reopen Nigeria’s land borders.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at a webinar organized by The Africa Report, stating that the government is currently working with neighbouring countries on the terms of reopening the border.

“We are working with our neighbours to see on what terms we would reopen those borders. At the moment, we are undertaking joint border patrols to control smuggling along the borders and we think it is working and I am sure that soon enough we should have the borders opened,” said Osinbajo.

“We are committed to the AfCFTA but we are concerned about threats to security and the economy and we had to take certain actions that would satisfy the immediate needs of our country.

“It (border closure) certainly wasn’t meant to be permanent and we are looking forward to reopening as quickly as possible.”

Recall President Muhammadu Buhari in October 2019 ordered the full closure of the nation’s land borders as part of measures to stem smuggling activities.

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