The Minister of Finance and Budget, Ahmed Zainab, has hinted that Nigeria’s land borders that have been closed since August 2019 may be reopened soon.
Zainab gave the hint during an interview with State House correspondents on Wednesday November 25. She said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders. According to the finance minister, the committee would soon submit its report to President Buhari.
In August 2019, the Federal government ordered the closure of the borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms, and agricultural products into the country from neighboring West African nations.