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President Buhari Orders Immediate Reopening Of 4 Land Borders



President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday ordered the immediate opening of four land borders.

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

This was made known by the Minister of Finance at the end of the 28th virtual FEC meeting.

According to the announcement, the President also directed other land borders to be opened by December 31, 2020.

The president had shut the nation’s land border, as part of the efforts by the government to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs into the country.

But on December 8, President Buhari stated that the borders wouild be opened later in within the month.

“Now that the message has sunk in with our neighbours, we are looking into reopening the borders as soon as possible,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.